Apple Extends $29 Screen Repair Program to iPad Pro and iPad Air

Apple extends its $29 screen repair program to new iPad Pro and iPad Air models starting May 15, but only for customers with an AppleCare+ subscription. The program covers cracked screens with no other damage, offering a cost-effective solution for users who accidentally damage their devices.

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Nitish Verma
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Apple Extends $29 Screen Repair Program to iPad Pro and iPad Air

Apple Extends $29 Screen Repair Program to iPad Pro and iPad Air

Apple has announced an extension of its $29 screen repair program to the new iPad Pro and iPad Air models, starting May 15. However, the discounted repair fee will only be available to customers with an AppleCare+ subscription.

Why this matters: This move by Apple highlights the company's efforts to provide more affordable and accessible repair options for its customers, which could have a significant impact on the overall customer experience and loyalty. Additionally, this program extension may set a new standard for the tech industry, influencing how other manufacturers approach device repair and maintenance.

The $29 screen repair program, previously available for iPhone screen replacements since 2018, will now cover the M2 iPad Air and M4 iPad Pro, including both 11-inch and 13-inch screen sizes. Without AppleCare+, screen repair prices for these models range from $449 to $999.

To qualify for the discounted repair fee, the iPad must have a cracked screen with no other damage present. Apple states, "The cracked screen (front only) repair service fee is only available on iPad Pro 13-inch (M4), iPad Pro 11-inch (M4), iPad Air 13-inch (M2), iPad Air 11-inch (M2) models and when there is no other damage present. For other iPad models or damage, you could pay a different fee."

AppleCare+ subscription prices vary depending on the iPad model. For the 11-inch iPad Air, it starts at $79 or $3.99 per month, while the 13-inch iPad Pro AppleCare+ subscription begins at $169 or $8.49 per month.

The extension of the $29 screen repair program to the iPad Pro and iPad Air suggests Apple's confidence in the strength of its iPad screens. The company likely expects fewer broken screens than sales generated by this new pricing model.

The new iPad Pro features Apple's M4 chip and an OLED display, while the iPad Air has been upgraded with the M2 chip and a new 13-inch model option. Both devices are available for preorder now and will officially go on sale starting May 15.

The expanded $29 screen repair program offers a cost-effective solution for users who accidentally damage their iPad Pro or iPad Air screens. With the high cost of out-of-warranty display repairs, an AppleCare+ subscription becomes a worthwhile investment for accident-prone users or those who plan to use their devices in high-risk environments.

Key Takeaways

  • Apple extends $29 screen repair program to new iPad Pro and iPad Air models.
  • Discounted repair fee only available to customers with AppleCare+ subscription.
  • Program covers M2 iPad Air and M4 iPad Pro with cracked screens and no other damage.
  • AppleCare+ subscription prices vary by iPad model, starting at $79 or $3.99/month.
  • Expanded program offers cost-effective solution for users who accidentally damage their iPad screens.