The Apple Support app now shows how much some repairs will cost

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What you need to know

  • The Apple Support app has been updated with a number of improvements.
  • Some common repairs now list an estimated cost before progressing with it.
  • The usual array of bug fixes and performance enhancements are present in this new update.

Apple has updated its Apple Support app to include pricing for some repairs in a number of locations around the world.

The move means that people can now get a feel for how much a device repair will cost ahead of time with some of the most common repairs now offering price tags. As an example, a repair for a broken back panel on an iPhone 13 Pro Max is listed as costing an estimated $329. Other repairs that now include pricing are broken screens and battery replacements.

While the Apple Support app previously displayed pricing further down the repair workflow, it's now being shown right out the gate. This isn't the only improvement in this release of the app, either.

  • Tell us what's happening in your own words to get relevant support options
  • See price estimates for common repair topics in select locations
  • App now available and translated for users in Ukraine
  • Performance enhancements and bug fixes

The Apple Support app is the best iPhone solution for those seeking help whether it's for a broken device or a feature they can't get to work. It's well worth downloading and can help with all manner of issues both hardware and software.

Those who already have the Apple Support app installed will be able to get the update via the App Store now. Everyone else can download the app afresh, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.