iPhone 8 Glass Back Replacement Will Cost You Dearly Via AppleCare+ – No More $29 Replacements

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Sep 22, 2017

With its glass back and aluminum chassis, the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus finally get support for wireless charging but that also means Apple gets to cash in on your mishaps. Where the tech giant was charging you a measly $29 for replacing a damaged display, it will be charging you a jaw-dropping price for changing the glass back.

Apple Will Charge $99 for Replacing the Glass Back on the iPhone 8 – Display Replacement Costs to Stay as They Are

After speaking to the company’s employees, AppleInsider has found out that replacing the back-glass will not qualify for a $29 screen replacement. Instead, it will be subjected to a $99 ‘other damage’ fee, plus tax. This is possibly due to the difficult procedure of incorporating the glass at the back side of the phone. According to the iPhone 8 teardown, the glass back is in position thanks to a large amount of glue that is meticulously applied and is essentially fused into the case assembly.

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Though this glass is extremely scratch-resistant in preventing everyday objects such as keys, coins, and knives from leaving a mark, it is strongly recommended that you apply a durable case that also allows wireless induction unless of course, you’d be comfortable in paying that huge $99 price for replacing it.

If the price of replacing the iPhone 8 glass back is too steep, I fear Apple will be charging an even higher amount for replacing the glass back on the iPhone X once it is available to purchase.

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Do you think Apple is being fair in its glass back replacement policy? Tell us your thoughts down in the comments.

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Source: AppleInsider