The latest 2021 iPad Pro series is an example of the pinnacle of advanced engineering, but that will also be the reason you have to pay a hefty sum to repair it, assuming you do not have AppleCare+ purchased. .If you don’t have AppleCare+ for the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the company can charge you $699. This also happens to be the starting price of the iPhone 12 Mini in the US.
The fee update was added to Apple’s iPad Service and Repair chart earlier today after iPad Pro orders went live. At $699, it is $50 more expensive to get a repair for the new fifth-generation iPad Pro than it was to get a repair for the prior fourth-generation model. The extra cost is likely due to the new mini-LED display that’s exclusive to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
With AppleCare+, Repairing Your 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro Will Only Cost $49
The M1 iPad Pro’s repair fee was added to Apple’s website, revealing that it will cost $699 to repair the tablet if you do not have AppleCare+. At this price, you only need to add $100 more and get yourself the 11-inch version. It is possible the company is charging a small fortune from customers because of the mini-LED screen that is exclusive to the 12.9-inch variant.
The repair $699 fee only applies if you don’t have AppleCare+. If you damage your iPad Pro and have an AppleCare+ plan, the AppleCare+ service fee is $49, with two accidental damage repairs available every 12 months.
You also won’t need to pay a fee if there is a manufacturing issue, as problems that Apple’s fault will be covered under the standard one-year warranty. If the warranty has expired, Apple will charge the $699 fee.
The $699 price applies to any damage to the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, including a broken display, and with a device as expensive as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, AppleCare+ is a good idea. Apple charges $149 for two years of AppleCare+, or an ongoing subscription can be purchased for $7.99. AppleCare+ used to be available for a limited amount of time, but can now be extended indefinitely with the subscription options.
Out-of-warranty fees for the 11-inch iPad Pro have not changed, and it costs $499 to repair a broken 11-inch model if you don’t have AppleCare+, or $49 with AppleCare+.
Apple’s new M1 iPad Pro models went on sale this morning and the first new devices will be available to customers starting on May 21. The 12.9-inch model was in short supply and is now sold out until July.