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You better get a screen protector because iPhone repair prices just went up

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Prone to cracking your iPhone screen? Bad news: it just got more expensive to get the displays on certain iPhone models repaired.

Eagle-eyed Reddit users (opens in new tab) discovered the change this weekend, noticing US screen repair prices have gone up $20 for the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Screen repair prices for the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus will match the 6S/7 and 6S Plus/7 Plus, respectively. 

So, instead of an iPhone 6S/7/8 screen repair costing $129, it now costs $149. And instead of an iPhone 6S Plus/7 Plus/8 Plus repair costing $149, it now costs $169. The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus go on sale Friday, September 22.

The price increases appear to be in effect across regions. Screen repairs in the UK are £156.44 for the iPhone 6S/7/8, and repairs for the Plus models are £176.44. In Australia, prices are AU$228.95 and AU$268.95, respectively. 

Protect that iPhone 8 screen

Protect that iPhone 8 screen

The above fix-it prices are for iPhones that aren't covered by AppleCare+. If you purchase Apple's two-year extended warranty for your phone, then screen repairs cost $29 / £25 / AU$45 each (up to two).

Not that AppleCare+ was left out of Apple's recent round of price increases. Last week, the tech giant upped the price of AppleCare+ (opens in new tab) for the iPhone 6S Plus/7 Plus/8 Plus to $149, a $20 increase in the US. AppleCare+ can be purchased (opens in new tab) for the phones' smaller counterparts for $129 / £129 / AU$189. 

What's more, AppleCare+ for the ultra-expensive iPhone X will cost $199 / £199 / AU$299. Considering the 10th anniversary iPhone X costs $999 / £999 / AU$1,579, it's probably wise to get some insurance, though you'll be paying a heftier price. 

iPhone X pre-orders begin October 27, and the phone goes on sale November 3.

Via The Verge (opens in new tab)

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Michelle Fitzsimmons
Michelle Fitzsimmons

Michelle was previously a news editor at TechRadar, leading consumer tech news and reviews. Michelle is now a Content Strategist at Facebook.  A versatile, highly effective content writer and skilled editor with a keen eye for detail, Michelle is a collaborative problem solver and covered everything from smartwatches and microprocessors to VR and self-driving cars.