Friday, September 22, 2023

Repairing an iPhone 15 Pro will be much cheaper: Apple lowers the price of rear glass replacement

Repair the back of the new iPhone 15 Pro or 15 Pro Max, It is cheaper than doing the same on an iPhone 14 Pro. Specifically, it costs up to 440 less thanks, in part, to the “new internal chassis architecture” that the company has included in the aforementioned models.

According to Apple’s support website, replacing the back of the iPhone 15 Pro – that is, the rear glass – It costs 199 euros (or 29 euros if the user has an Apple Care+ plan). Doing exactly the same repair on an iPhone 14 Pro costs 599 euros. It is an abysmal difference, 400 euros.

Repairing the damaged rear glass on an iPhone 14 Pro Max costs 669 euros. The back of an iPhone 15 Pro Max, on the other hand, now it costs 229 euros. That is, 440 euros less than the previous generation.

Why is there so much difference between one model and another if it is the same material? Mainly, because the iPhone 15 Pro They include a new structure that makes it easier to remove and install the glass cover. Its chassis is also different from that of the iPhone 14 Pro, as it has titanium instead of steel, which could affect the repair. In fact, replacing the back of the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus costs the same as replacing the back of the iPhone 14 and 14 Plus.

Repair prices of the iPhone 15 versus the iPhone 14

ModeliPhone 15iPhone 15 PlusiPhone 15 ProiPhone 15 Pro Max
Rear glass repair199 euros229 euros199 euros229 euros
ModeliPhone 14iPhone 14 PlusiPhone 14 ProiPhone 14 Pro Max
Rear glass repair199 euros229 euros599 euros669 euros

This reduction in the price of replacing the rear glass also makes the cost of the joint repair of screen and back, be cheaper compared to the iPhone 14 Pro. Changing both components in last year’s model costs 739 euros or 799 euros in the case of the Pro Max model. This same repair on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max costs 519 and 609 euros respectively.

Change the screen, yes, It costs exactly the same in all models, as well as replacing the battery. Where there is a difference, and in this case the repair is more expensive, is in the iPhone 15 Pro Max camera. Repairing this module costs 299 euros, compared to the 259 euros that the iPhone 14 Pro Max costs. This is most likely due to the new tetraprism sensor that the larger model includes and that allows you to take photos at a 5x optical zoom.

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