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

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Apr 25, 2021
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Question of the Day, Insurance

Answer: $30 to $280

Questions:

  • 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."

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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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Mason Butts

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.