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Apple has recently made a surprising shift in supporting Right to Repair laws. Additionally, the company has made significant improvements to the repairability of its iPhones. Last year, the iPhone 14 received a repairability score of 7/10, largely due to its new design that made replacing the back glass panel easier. This design has now been incorporated into the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
These advancements have tangible benefits for consumers. Replacing a cracked rear glass panel has transitioned from being exorbitantly expensive to merely expensive. Repairing an iPhone 14 Pro Max, for instance, would cost $550, whereas the cost for an iPhone 15 Pro Max is a much more reasonable $200. Here is a detailed breakdown:
|Cost to replace the rear glass panel|
|iPhone 14||$170||iPhone 15||$170|
|iPhone 14 Plus||$200||iPhone 15 Plus||$200|
|iPhone 14 Pro||$500||iPhone 15 Pro||$170|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||$550||iPhone 15 Pro Max||$200|
Please note that these prices are applicable to consumers who are not subscribed to AppleCare+. Those who are subscribed will only pay an additional $30 on top of the subscription price.
However, not all news is positive. The cost of replacing batteries for the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 has risen to $100, compared to the previous models in the series, which cost $80. Nevertheless, the cost of replacing the battery on the iPhone 15 series remains unchanged at $100.
For more information regarding the repair costs of various components on Apple devices, please visit the support page.