During the launch event of the iPhone 15, Apple emphasized that the iPhone 15 Pro would feature enhanced repairability, specifically with regards to the replacement of the back glass panel. However, the extent of this improvement in comparison to the previous generation iPhone 14 Pro was not explicitly stated at the time. Now, Apple has now disclosed the cost associated with the replacement of the back glass panel for the iPhone 15 Pro.
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As per the official support website of Apple, the replacement expense for the rear glass panel of iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max is $169 and $199, respectively. This cost is significantly lower than the repair cost for the rear panel of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max, which amounts to $499 and $549, respectively.
The Apple iPhone 15 Pro models appear to signify a departure from the conventional approach of replacing the entire unit, towards the development of iPhones that are more amenable to repair.
According to 9to5Mac, the glass panel located at the back of the handsets can now be removed with greater ease compared to previous iterations. Customers who have subscribed to AppleCare+ coverage will be eligible to have their rear glass panel repaired for a nominal fee of $29.
Meanwhile, Japanese blog, Mac Otakara has revealed that the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro models have the capacity to achieve optimal charging rates of up to 27W, subject to the use of a suitable USB-C power adapter. The source of this information is unclear, but it appears to confirm that the iPhone 15 Pro versions share the same maximum charging speeds as their iPhone 14 Pro equivalents.
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