If you don’t have AppleCare+, you may need to pay between $230 and $330 to have your iPhone 12 or 13 screen replaced at Apple Stores. The cost may differ based on the model of your device and is often more affordable for earlier iPhone models, particularly those without OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays.
Last year, Apple surprised us by announcing a new self-service repair program for iPhones that would enable users to replace cracked displays, worn-out batteries, and other essential components on their own. However, iPad glass replacement and repairs on anything other than the iPhone 12 and 13 series are limited. In this article, we examine the benefits and limitations of the Apple Self-Service Repair Kit.
To DIY or not to DIY Your Apple Repairs
Apple’s (perhaps mistaken) effort to make sure you have all you need to finish the job correctly makes the procedure almost as costly and substantially more tedious than visiting an Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Providers (AASP).
Examining the Cost
One reason is that original Apple components are expensive. Up front, you’ll have to shell out $270 for an iPhone 12 Pro display package that includes a new screen and the necessary hardware. While you’ll get $33.60 credit for sending in your old display, this is just $10 less than having it fixed professionally and still leaves a total of $236.35.
If you are confident that you can undertake an iPhone glass replacement, you can save around $50 by doing it yourself. However, the cost of renting Apple’s repair toolset is an additional $49 a week, plus a security deposit stored on your credit card in case tools are damaged.
Examining the Limitations
For now, the new Self-Service Repair Program is exclusively compatible with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series. If you’re hoping this would give you the freedom to perform your own iPhone or glass replacement, you may want to investigate the other available service alternatives first.
Apple’s new Self-Service Repair Service can be tricky and expensive, and iPad glass replacement is still not an option.
The Bottom Line
Apple has taken an innovative approach by providing its customers with the opportunity to work around its strict warranties. It also provides a way for getting around the screen replacement trap, which disables Apple pay and facial recognition if the screen is replaced by an unauthorized service provider.
However, there is a limit to what the toolkit can accomplish. iPad screen replacement and repairs on older models still need to be undertaken by professionals.
The Complete iPhone and iPad Repair, Replacement, and Service Solution
At Ask Computers, we investigate any issues you’re having with your iPad, whether it’s screen damage, the power button or charging port malfunction or liquid damage. As a registered AASP, we only ever source and use original parts.
ASK Computers is Toronto’s go-to service centre for Apple repairs. You can be confident that we can repair whatever iPad you own, whether it is an iPad2, iPad3, iPad4, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or any other iPad model. Professional iPad repair is highly recommended to ensure quality service delivery that won’t reduce the lifespan of your iPad. Both the quality of our repairs and the value we provide for our customers are exceptional.
Come on in for a free diagnostic test. No appointment is necessary!
One of our friendly in-store technicians will happily guide you through your iPad glass replacement or repair.