If you’ve ever cracked your iPhone’s screen and taken it to the Apple Store to get it repaired, you may’ve been shocked by just how pricey it was. I recently shattered the corner of my three month old Apple Watch and getting the screen replaced would’ve cost me $300, which is about 70% of the watch’s retail price. So it made more sense for me to just buy a new one. And stories like these have only become more common as Apple’s repair prices have been on the rise.
Now there is something I want to make clear before we talk about Apple in particular. And that is, the repair cost of almost all electronics have been steadily increasing for the past decade.