The new Series of 4 edition of Apple smartwatch features a wider and more colorful screen in addition to other cool new features.
If you fall down and you fail to get up within a period of 60 seconds, this device will automatically call 911 on your behalf for help.
But how does it go about the cracked of the device itself? Or to be more specific, what if the watch fall on the ground and get destroyed as you adjust the band?
It is very easy to get your broken smartphone screen fixed. In any shopping mall and most of the city canters, there must be kiosks and store fronts which are willing to help those who accidentally dropped their phones in replacing the broken screens.
UBreakIFix which is one of the largest firm which is known to deal with faulty phones have almost 500 stores in total. This company claims that it fixes approximately 60,000 phones in a month, mostly due to broken screen.
But neither uBreakIFix nor its rivals such as Best Buy’s Geek Squad and iCracked will want to touch the current edition of the Apple smartwatch.
According to Apple, the above mention firms are unable to fix the current Apple watch because the device has a more complicated fashion of design. It is not simple like other devices which technicians can easily remove the broken screen and replace it with a new one. With New Series 4 edition, the technician will be forced to take the entire watch apart in order to fix it.
“The part alone on the Series 4 Apple watch costs me about $180, and this is before adding the labour”, said the uBreak co-founder, Mr Justin Wetherill.
As learned by the users who tried to get the broken screens or other damaged parts of their Apple watches fixed, the bottom line is that if you break or damage your Apple watch, you might as well buy a new one. The minimum selling price of Series 4 edition is $399, and Apple’s flat rate fee for fixing the screen starts at $299.
Apple will offer you up to two fixes of what they term as “accidental damage” at about $69 a pop. This is only offered to the customers who bought AppleCare (for $79). In other words, a user will spend almost $150 (flat rate fee and Apple Care) to fix your Apple watch which you bought at $400. This is almost 37.5 percent of the initial cost of the watch.
When compared to what Apple charges to fix the phone, the prices are not that much higher unless you view it based on the percentage.
To replace a cracked screen of the flagship 6.5-inch iPhone XS, Apple expects a user to pay a hefty charges of $329 (or $29 if you spring $199 for Apple care), compare this to a hefty $279 for the smaller 5.8-inch XS, $149 for 4.7-inch iPhone 8 that was launched last year and $199 for the 6.1-inch XR.