What to do with a broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen
Fix it by Apple… or don’t
Oops, you did it again — you dropped your iPhone 7 on the sidewalk and now the screen is broke-broke iPhone screen-.
Good news: Apple‘s (sort of) got your back.
Broken iPhone screens are so ridiculously common that
the company has apparently decided they don’t even need to charge that much for the repair — because,
you know, so many people are coming in with the problem that they’re making money regardless. So here are your options for fixing (or not fixing) that broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen:
Suck it up
A broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen isn’t the end of the world. If the cracks in your screen are minimal and purely cosmetic, you may want to put off repairs until they’re actually problematic. I suggest picking up a glass screen protector — such as Ventev’s ToughGlass for iPhone 7 or Case-Mate’s Gilded Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 7 Plus — to keep cracks from spreading (and to prevent any cuts as you slide your finger across the screen).
Let Apple Fix it
If you have AppleCare+, a broken iPhone 7 or 7 Plus screen will cost a mere $29 to fix. However, AppleCare+ costs $129 and only covers two broken screen incidents per device — so your first broken screen will actually cost $158 (which is more than a broken screen replacement for an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus without AppleCare+), but if you break it a second time the cost-per-incident will go down to $93.50. To check if your device is covered by AppleCare+, go here and enter your iPhone serial number.