Apple has recently done something about it and started supporting copyright repair laws. It’s also done a lot to make iPhones easier to repair — last year’s iPhone 14 got a 7/10 repairability score, mostly because it made it easier to replace the rear glass panel for the new design. This design has now been adapted to the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.
This has very real benefits for consumers – replacing a cracked rear glass panel has gone from outrageously expensive to standard cost. Seriously, this iPhone 14 Pro Max repair costs $550! It’s a very reasonable $200 for the 15 Pro Max. Here’s a more detailed description:
|Cost to replace rear glass panel|
|iPhone 14||170 dollars||iPhone 15||170 dollars|
|iPhone 14 Plus||200 dollars||iPhone 15 Plus||200 dollars|
|iPhone 14 Pro||500 dollars||iPhone 15 Pro||170 dollars|
|iPhone 14 Pro Max||550 dollars||iPhone 15 Pro Max||200 dollars|
Note that these prices are for consumers who don’t sign up for AppleCare+ (those pay just $30 on top of the subscription price).
Although not everything is good, replacing the batteries on the new Apple Watch Series 9 and Apple Watch Ultra 2 is now very expensive – it costs $ 100, compared to $ 80 for the previous models of the series. Replacing the battery on the iPhone 15 series will still cost $100, though.
To learn more about how much it costs to repair parts on Apple devices, see the support page.