Why? Because all other damages excluding the screen repair cost $549 for the iPhone XS and $599 for the iPHone XS Max, which is as expensive as a brand new iPhone 7 Plus sold in the Apple Stores for just under $600 bucks. Also be aware that all these price tags exclude taxes, which differ depending on your state or country. If you have a history with phone wrecks you should seriously consider purchasing the AppleCare+ insurance plan!
iPhone XS & iPhone XS Max AppleCare+ Features
This extended warranty plan provided by Apple costs $199 and covers two incidents over the span of 2 years. A screen repair in this circumstances will require you to pay only $29 for the iPhone XS & XS Max, while any other damage is priced at $99. However, if you have more than two incidents, starting from the third screen crack the non-AppleCare+ prices mentioned above apply.
Tip: You can also opt to pay the AppleCare+ fee monthly. However at $9.99 per month you will end up spending around $240 in total. Paying the full fee upfront saves you around $40 bucks, just enough for an iPhone case.
New: Starting with this year Apple also sells an AppleCare+ with Teft and Loss coverage included. This broader insurance costs $299 if paid upfront or $14.99/month. If you lose by accident or someone steals your iPhone XS or XS Max device you will have to pay an additional $229 respectively $269 fee to receive a brand new device. However, to get reimbursed you need to have Find My iPhone feature enabled on your device at the time of disappearance!
Fact: AppleCare+ can be purchased on acquisition day or up to 60 days after you bought the device. You can enable it both offline in an Apple Store or online.