Repairability: iPhone 15 Pro Series Features Removable Glass Back

  • Updated: 19 September 2023
  • | Apple
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Apple quietly introduced a significant enhancement to its iPhone lineup last year with the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, featuring a removable glass back, simplifying repairs and reducing costs. Now, building on this success, Apple has extended this innovative design to the latest iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max.

The iPhone 15 Pro boasts a robust yet lightweight titanium structure, surpassing the durability of stainless steel. During the unveiling of these new iPhones, Apple emphasized the ease of repairing the iPhone 15 Pro thanks to a "new internal chassis architecture" that facilitates the replacement of the rear glass panel.

Notably, this customer-friendly shift in design is also reflected in the official repair pricing. Apple's support website confirms that replacing the back glass on an iPhone 15 Pro will incur a lower cost compared to previous iPhone Pro models.

For the iPhone 15 Pro, the repair of a damaged back glass now comes at a price of $169, while for the 15 Pro Max, it's just $199. These rates align with the costs for repairing the back glass on iPhone 14, 14 Plus, 15, and 15 Plus, all of which also sport a removable glass back. However, repair costs for other iPhone models remain substantially higher, as detailed below:

  • iPhone 14 back glass: $169
  • iPhone 14 Plus back glass: $199
  • iPhone 14 Pro back glass: $499
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max back glass: $549
  • iPhone 15 back glass: $169
  • iPhone 15 Plus back glass: $199
  • iPhone 15 Pro back glass: $169
  • iPhone 15 Pro Max back glass: $199

It's worth noting that individuals who have invested in AppleCare+ coverage for their iPhones will benefit from an even more affordable repair option, paying only $29 for back glass replacement if needed.

This move towards enhanced repairability aligns with Apple's recent support for the Right to Repair Act bill in California, which mandates that manufacturers provide parts and tools necessary for customers and third-party repair providers to service products. By making its devices more accessible for repair, Apple is taking significant strides toward greater sustainability and customer satisfaction.

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