Few phones offer the level of craftsmanship or luxury found on Apple’s higher tier iPhone models like the iPhone 11 Pro Max. With high-end features like a triple camera system, frosted back glass, and Apple’s next-generation Super Retina XDR display, the iPhone 11 Pro Max is packed with premium hardware, something that makes the phone a bit more expensive to replace or repair.
Protecting your phone with a case or glass screen protector helps with scratches, but the iPhone 11 Pro Max’s all-glass body is still fragile enough to break from a drop, depending on the severity. It’s no surprise that the most common type of iPhone repair is screen replacement.
A broken iPhone 11 Pro Max screen can be more than just cosmetic. Often times the cracks in the screen can compromise a phone’s water resistance, making it more susceptible to water damage or further breakage. In more extreme cases, the screen may become unresponsive to the touch, or is so damaged that a black liquid can obstruct the view or it won’t turn on.
Figuring out iPhone 11 Pro Max screen repair pricing can be difficult, but like so many other ways Swappa helps you save money, we’ll be showing you exactly how much you can expect to pay when repairing a broken iPhone 11 Pro Max screen.
iPhone 11 Pro Max screen replacement cost
Typically, when someone finds themselves with a broken iPhone 11 Pro Max screen the first place they turn is Apple. When it comes to accidental damage, the Apple Store can be a great place for anyone who paid extra money for an extended AppleCare+ warranty. Under this scenario, iPhone repairs can be relatively inexpensive, with an AppleCare+ screen repair warranty prices costing only $29. While enrolled in AppleCare+, Apple will give you 2 incidents per year and waive their onsite visit fee.
However, if you never purchased AppleCare+ coverage or it expired, you’ll find out-of-warranty repairs (like those caused by accidental damage) can be significantly higher priced than their subsidized rates. Here’s how much you can expect to pay for an out-of-warranty iPhone 11 Pro Max screen repair from Apple.
|iPhone model||Apple Store screen repair price (no warranty)|
|iPhone 11 Pro Max||$329|
|iPhone 11 Pro||$279|
Apple’s out-of-warranty repair pricing is also subject to an additional onsite visit fee, so keep that in mind. It’s also worth noting that while you always have to schedule iPhone repair on Apple’s website, current COVID restrictions have dramatically extended the time it will take to receive service, sometimes by a month or more. For anyone suffering from a non-functioning or severely damaged iPhone 11 Pro Max, you’ll probably need a quicker fix.
Swappa Repair Network
If you’re in desperate need of iPhone repair in a hurry, local repair shops are not only cheaper on average than Apple’s services, but they often times get the job done quicker too. The Swappa Repair Network is a quick and easy way to find quality repair shops near you and unlike the Apple Store, many of them offer same-day services to get you and your iPhone 11 Pro Max back on its feet again. The Swappa Repair Network includes over 2,300 phone repair shops located in 270 metros areas across the US. That means there’s a good chance you’ll find a participating shop in your area.
When it comes to repair pricing, there are better ways to spend your time than calling every shop in your area to find out pricing. That’s why we created the Swappa Phone Repair Calculator which makes it easy to receive a repair estimate in seconds. We do this by providing you with the average price of repairs from participating shops in our Repair Network, allowing you to quickly find out how much money can expect to pay. Whether it’s a broken screen, dying battery, charging ports or any other issue — the Swappa Repair Network can help you find you a fix.
Using the Phone Repair Calculator, we can see that the iPhone 11 Pro Max screen repair averages around $333. You’ll notice that’s slightly more expensive than the Apple Store’s out-of-warranty repair, but you’ll more than likely receive same-day repairs instead of waiting several weeks for an Apple Genius Bar appointment. Since individual repair shop pricing will vary, you can view an individual shop’s listing for more pricing details, or find contact information to give them a call.
Is iPhone 11 Pro Max screen repair worth it?
There really are only two things to consider when trying to figure out if you should repair your cracked iPhone screen: how much it will cost for the repairs, and how much it will cost to completely replace the phone itself.
Typically, the older the iPhone, the cheaper it will be to replace commonly broken parts like the display. For instance, newer iPhones like the iPhone X, XS, 11 Pro and Pro Max use higher-end screen hardware — Apple’s Super Retina HD/XDR OLED panels — and because of that, are a bit pricier given the more premium tech.
Meanwhile, the iPhone 6-8 uses older LCD panels and are significantly less money to repair. Oh, and prices also jump according to the size, with the larger Plus and Max options being a bit more expensive to repair.
Since the iPhone 11 Pro Max is barely a year old, it’s still one of the more expensive iPhones you can buy. This means replacing the entire phone — which is around $786 on Swappa — costs significantly more than simply replacing the screen alone.
For older iPhones, sometimes it could be more worthwhile to replace or upgrade the phone to a newer or larger model with better hardware or more features. With broken iPhone 11 Pro Max screen repair averaging $333 at your local repair shop, it’s certainly much smarter to repair the iPhone 11 Pro Max screen.
So, while you could always take your broken iPhone to the Apple Store, it usually makes more sense to find a local repair option using the Swappa Repair Network. So don’t wait any longer. Search for a local repair shop near you by hitting the button below.