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Dropping your iPhone just became more affordable

Dave Gershgorn
By Dave Gershgorn

Artificial intelligence reporter

For those who have longed to feel the steely touch of a naked iPhone, yet never dared to go case-less, this one is for you.

Apple, which announced two new products today (Sept. 7), quietly updated the terms of its warranty program, AppleCare+, to lower the price of a cracked iPhone screen.

Repairing a cracked iPhone screen will cost just $29 plus tax at an Apple Store if you have AppleCare+, which is included in the iPhone Upgrade Program or costs $129 a year for everyone else. The base price of the service remains the same, but the cost of this kind of repair has been lowered from $99. AppleCare+ only covers two screen replacements, however.

Any other repair, like a dented housing or fried processor, will still cost $99 plus tax under the plan. Without coverage, Apple charges $149 for an iPhone 6S or 6S+ screen replacement, or $329 for the screen plus additional damage. The company has not yet released repair costs for the new phones.

Good news: the iPhone 7 and 7+ are water resistant, so you won’t have to worry as much about water damage.

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