It costs $649 to repair the new iPad Pro without AppleCare+October 31, 2018
Apple’s newest iPad Pro, announced today in New York, is one of the most expensive tablets the company has ever made. The cheapest option starts at $799 for the 64GB 11-inch iPad Pro, and it can run all the way up to a whopping $1,899 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro with LTE. That makes the new iPads also the most expensive to repair, if you’re out of warranty and don’t have AppleCare+, Apple’s extended warranty program.
Apple’s support page for iPad repairs lists the fees to repair each tablet if it’s out of warranty. AppleCare+, which costs $129 for a two-year iPad Pro warranty, covers two incidents of accidental damage. But if you let your complimentary limited warranty run out after 90 days, and you damage your new 12.9-inch iPad Pro somehow, you’ll have to pay up to $649 to get it fixed.
The AppleCare+ service fee remains $49 across all iPads for now, which seems cheap compared to how much Apple charges for AppleCare+ for its iPhones. AppleCare+ with theft and loss deductibles can run up to $269 for the iPhone XS, which seems unnecessarily expensive for a phone that already costs over $1,000. But it still might be a better one-time investment than having to pay $649 if you need your iPad Pro repaired and you’re out of warranty.