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iPhone X screen repairs are painfully expensive

The iPhone X is expensive, and perhaps unsurprisingly the cost of getting it repaired should you break the screen is expensive too. Core Group, the sole importers and distributors of Apple products in Southern Africa has released details on its screen service pricing, and the figures make for eye-watering reading. Read on for the bad news if you’re clumsy and averse to cases.

One of the most pertinent figures considering how frequently it’s required, is for replacing the screen. Apple reportedly had plenty of problems in the manufacturing process for its notched OLED panel, and if you inadvertently crack, chip, or otherwise damage the screen it’s going to hit your wallet hard. According to the fee list, released on Thursday, it’ll set you back R5999 for an iPhone X screen repair.

If there’s any screen damage to your iPhone 8 Plus, that will have a painful R4 999 price tag. It’s a significant premium over the iPhone 8 , for which screen repairs cost R3 999. 

In short, we’d highly recommend at least getting a case and/or screen protector, unless you’re supremely confident about not damaging your iPhone X in future. Otherwise, AppleCare+ would’ve been the most sensible route had it been available locally. Otherwise, best you shop around for an insurance provider that covers screen repairs. 

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.