According to a new report, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers can now conduct same-unit repairs on the iPhone 14 models without having to replace the entire device.
iPhone 14 models can now be repaired without having to replace the entire device
As per an internal memo obtained by MacRumors, Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers can now order parts for the iPhone 14 models to complete repairs in-store.
The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus models take it one step ahead with removable black glass panels. As previously reported, the standard iPhone 14 models feature redesigned internals which allows for its back glass to be replaced easily without having to take the entire device apart. Not only is this new repair method cheaper, but it is also better for the environment as e-waste is significantly limited.
On the other hand, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max do not come equipped with the easier-to-remove back panels. For iPhone 12, iPhone 13, and iPhone 14 Pro models with cracked back glass, technicians can simply replace the entire rear portion of the device with the new enclosure affixed to the original display and rear camera. However, note that the back glass of these models can only be replaced like this if the display and rear camera components are free of damage or functional failures.
As for repair costs of a damaged back glass panel. The iPhone 14 will cost you $169 whereas the bigger model will cost $199. However, if you have AppleCare+, you can get the back panel of your iPhone 14 replaced for $29 – this goes for the standard as well as the Plus model.
MacRumors also notes that Apple has increased out-of-warranty service costs for the iPhone 14 lineup. The tech giant now charges $379 to fix a cracked iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max display. Prior to this, the repairs would cost $329. However, if you have AppleCare+, you will only have to pay $29.