Apple is making it considerably cheaper to restore some elements of the iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max.
The tech large unveiled its whole iPhone 15 lineup at its September occasion final week and made some extent of highlighting its dedication to repairability. Now, Apple has up to date its web site with data on the price of iPhone 15 repairs.
Repairing cracked or broken again glass on all fashions within the iPhone 15 lineup might be performed with out Apple Care Plus for between $169 and $199, relying on which mannequin you could have.
For the iPhone 15 Professional and iPhone 15 Professional Max that is a deep low cost in comparison with final yr’s iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max. Whereas iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus restore pricing is in the identical $169 to $199 vary, fixing cracked again glass with out Apple Care Plus on the iPhone 14 Professional and iPhone 14 Professional Max fashions prices $499 and $549, respectively.
The iPhone 15 Professional and Professional Max repairs will value much less on account of their new design. Apple makes use of a recycled aluminum substructure on the iPhone 15 Professional and Professional Max, which makes it simpler for the glass to get replaced and lowers prices.
The decrease value can also be mirrored when repairing each a cracked display and again glass harm. For the iPhone 15 Professional, this repair will value $429, whereas the identical restore on the iPhone 14 Professional prices $599. Many different repairs, together with changing a battery or fixing a rear digicam, value the identical for iPhone 15 and iPhone 14.
Apple has begun to make repairability extra of a spotlight and final yr launched a Self Service Restore program for a number of iPhone and Mac fashions. The tech large’s gadgets, nonetheless, aren’t all straightforward to repair. Restore web site iFixit gave Apple’s iPhone 13 Professional from 2021 a 5 out of 10 in its repairability rating.
The positioning discovered final yr’s iPhone 14 to be essentially the most repairable iPhone in years and gave it a 7 out of 10. The inner redesign that led to the iPhone 14’s reparability will not be current on iPhone 14 Professional and Professional Max fashions, which is mirrored within the quantity Apple prices for repairs.