Question of the Day (UPDATE): What is the cost to repair an iPhone screen?

Apr 25, 2021
Question of the Day, Insurance

Answer: $30 to $280


  • Have you damaged your phone in the last year? If so, have you gotten it repaired?
  • The cost of AppleCare+ is either a one-time fee of $200 or $10 per month. If you want loss and theft protection too, it’s $270 or $13.50 per month. Is having this insurance a “good deal?” Explain your thinking.
  • Do you carry cell phone insurance? Why or why not?

Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.

Behind the numbers (Consumer Reports):

"Getting the screen repaired on the slightly lower-priced iPhone 12 will cost you the same $280 (vs. $200 for the iPhone 11 a year ago), and other repairs run $100 less than for the Pro model. That is, unless you shell out an extra $200 for an AppleCare+ plan. In that case, the screen replacement will run you just $30. For other accidental damage, the fee is $100. You also have the option of paying for your coverage on a monthly basis, similar to traditional phone insurance, along with the option to include loss and theft protection at a higher one-time or monthly cost.

So is it worth it? Given the dramatic increases in repair pricing for iPhones in recent years, AppleCare+ might let you rest easier, especially if you (or others under your roof) are prone to dropping phones."


Check out this FinCap Friday, It's Not All It's Cracked Up to "G", which informs your students about the speedy, next-generation wireless networks. 


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After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.