Recently launched iPhone 8 looks a way more similar iPhone 7 and the major design change is the addition of a glossy, back glass — which is going to cost you a fortune to replace.
Yes, compared to iPhone 8 screen replacement, to fix iPhone 8 back glass you have to pay a hell of a lot of money to AppleCare+.
According to AppleInsider, a broken back-glass did not qualify for a $29 screen replacement. Instead, the back glass is generally subject to the $99 “other damage” fee, plus tax.
Apple gives users two screen replacements and two miscellaneous damage incidents at the $29 and $99 price respectively. After two incidents of accidental damage, a higher replacement cost is charged —$349 for the iPhone 8, and $399 for the iPhone 8 Plus.
This is likely because removing the glass back is markedly more difficult than swapping out a screen. Unlike the front glass, the back glass is glued in really well, requiring much more effort to remove.
AppleCare+ also mentions that users can also extend Apple’s limited warranty on the iPhone for an extra year, and adds up to two more incidents of accidental damage coverage for a nominal fee. Where iPhone 8 costs $129, with $149 for the iPhone 8 Plus, which must be purchased alongside a device, or within 60 days.