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Do you know the iPhone X screen repair cost in India?

Indian iPhone users can only get the screen repaired or the handset completely replaced as Apple does not provide any other damage repair in India

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The Apple launch event Cupertino, California, U.S. September 12, 2017 celebrating the 10th anniversary of iPhone. IANS

New Delhi, October 30, 2017: Apple iPhone X was witnessed record-breaking demand. The iPhone X, which had been available for pre-orders since October 27 is all set to hit stores for sale globally starting November 3.

In India, iPhone X was completely sold on several e-commerce websites like Flipkart within thirty minutes of going live. If you are among the very few people who have got their hands on this new-age product, you must consider holding on to its tightly. With its exorbitant price and the tough competition to avail it, the iPhone X gives you one more reason why you should be extra careful while using it – the sky-high price to take care of accidental screen damage.

According to reports, in the US, an individual will have to pay a hefty sum of $279 (approx. Rs 18,100) to replace a damaged iPhone X screen. For comparison, screen replacement for the iPhone 6 costs users $129 (approx. Rs 8,300) and the cost to get it done for iPhone 8 is $169 (approx. Rs 11,000).

Additionally, if your iPhone X is out of warranty, any repairs can cost you as much as 549 (approx Rs. 35,600) compared to $349 for the iPhone 8 (approx. Rs 22,600) and $399 (approx. Rs 25,900) for the iPhone 8 Plus.

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Authorized Apple resellers in India are yet to confirm the costs for replacing the iPhone X screen. However, users are already anticipating high prices. As far as screen repair cost is concerned, iPhone 8 Plus is placed at Rs 20,000 and AppleCare cost is Rs 4,500.

It is important to note here that Indian iPhone users can only get the screen repaired or the handset completely replaced as Apple does not provide any other damage repair in India. However, iPhone users can avail AppleCare which gives me an additional two-year warranty on the purchased device. This can significantly help lower repair costs.

India is one of the most expensive markets to buy the new iPhone X and looking at current trends, it seems damage to your iPhone X won’t come easy on the pocket either.

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Apple Accused of Making False Claims About its iPhone X Series

The plaintiffs also allege that the iPhone X series phones have lower screen resolution than advertised, the CNET report said on Saturday

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Apple accused of making false claims about iPhone X series. Pixabay

A lawsuit filed in a US court has accused Apple of making false claims about the screen sizes and pixel counts of the displays in its iPhone X series, CNET reported.

The suit filed on Friday in the District Court of Northern California alleges that the Cupertino, California-headquartered tech giant lied about the screen sizes of iPhone X, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices by counting non-screen areas like the notch and corners.

The two plaintiffs who filed the suit are seeking class action status, according to the report.

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An Apple store in Woodbridge, Virginia. (VOA)

The suit alleges that Apple is falsely marketing the new line of iPhones as “all screen”.

For example, the screen size of iPhone X is “only about 5.6875 inches”, and not 5.8 inches as claimed by Apple, the complaint stated.

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The plaintiffs also allege that the iPhone X series phones have lower screen resolution than advertised, the CNET report said on Saturday.

Apple was sued over its products earlier also. A lawsuit filed in June alleged that the screen of Apple Watch has a tendency to “crack, shatter or detach from the body of the watch.” (IANS)