I’ve got a new iPhone 6 that’s giving me trouble. The home button is acting funny, luckily I’m still under warranty and I’m going to be able to get it replaced from Apple under warranty. That’s great news for me albeit Apple will swap my device and I’ll have to restore it from a backup, but in the grand scheme of things I’ll get it done.
What I found interesting though, is Apple’s repair pricing for their iPhone lineup if you’re NOT covered under warranty. For example, they would charge me $329 for the home button issue if it was out of warranty.
I dug a little deeper and looked at the iPhone 5s, 5c and 5 repair pricing and I was blown away. $269. Really? $269?!? iPhone 4 repairs are $149? Here at Mission Repair we’re doing the iPhone 5 line of screen replacements on these devices for $92 each. Apple is charging $269? Seems a bit over-priced to me, AND the customer doesn’t get their phone back, but rather a “blank” replacement. So there’s a lot of work that needs to be done to get the data back on there for some people.
We don’t erase your data, unless you ask us or authorize us to do so; so you’re going to get your device back in the same configuration that it was sent in. That’s the good news. And oh yeah, our price doesn’t make you want to lose your mind. Screen repair pricing is based on reality, not fantasy.
Bottom line is that it pays to double check your pricing, and we’re happy to be an essential part of the iPhone repair movement. After all, we’ve been here since the beginning and we’re here to stay.
Take care, Ryan