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When your iPhone’s screen shatters, it sucks. You know you’re going to need to shell out money one way or another. How you shell out that money, however, not only influences how much you’ll pay, but whether you’ll have a working iPhone at the end of it all. AppleCare+, as well as Apple as a whole, are at the root of this problem. To AppleCare+ or not to AppleCare+ AppleCare+’s costs vary based on your iPhone model. AppleCare+ on the iPhone 13 and 13 mini, for example, will run you $150, while the insurance for iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max costs $200. You can choose to spend more on AppleCare+ with Theft and Loss, but that isn’t particularly pertinent to this discussion. Those AppleCare+ prices aren’t fun to pay upfront, considering your new iPhone possibly costs more than $1,000 already. Not only that, but screen repairs aren’t free with the service—they still cost $29 per incident for up to two incidents every 12 months. In the past, I’ve passed on this service, and told myself I’d be really careful with my new iPhone; after all, if I broke my screen, wouldn’t a repair cost about the same as the service itself? Not anymore. Take a look at those repair costs . Your iPhone 13 Pro Max (or 12 Pro Max, for that matter) will cost $329 to fix the display. You could almost buy a new iPhone SE for that price. AppleCare+, plus the cost of a […]