Apple’s latest release iPhone 8 may be similar to the previous model, but it has got a big change on the back. Particularly, the iPhone 8’s glass facilitates wireless charging, a feature which does look classy but make the device more prone to experiencing great damage when dropped.
With the iPhone 8 now put on sale in stores, AppleInsider has since confirmed that even AppleCare+ users will have to put aside some huge cash in the event that the back breaks. If you drop your phone and the glass back breaks, the replacement charges will be $99, a costly jump from the $29 Apple fee to replace a damaged front screen.
AppleInsider spoke with an assortment of Apple employees, with all of them confirming that a broken back-glass did not qualify for a $29 screen replacement. Instead, the back glass is generally subject to the $99 “other damage” fee, plus tax.
The very first two times a user comes in with a damaged back, they’ll be charged $99. The third time, though, the price increases up to $349 for the iPhone 8 and $399 for the iPhone 8 Plus. It’s obvious if you experience a broken glass rear three times, you might want to buy this much cash in a strong case or start being much more careful while using it.Incidentally, AppleCare+ for iPhone 8 models costs $129 while AppleCare+ for Apple’s flagship iPhone X will set you back a cool $199.
By the way, AppleCare+ for iPhone 8 handsets are charged for $129 while AppleCare+ for Apple’s flagship iPhone X will charge you $199.