Although an iPad can still function with a cracked screen, it’s not much fun—or entirely safe—to use. Whether it’s been dropped and has just a small crack or is covered in a spiderweb of glass shards, replacing an iPad screen is a worthwhile investment. The main cost factors for screen repair are the size and model of the device and whether both layers of the screen—the glass (called the digitizer in some models) and the LCD layer—are broken. The larger the model, like the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, the more expensive it is to repair.
Apple charges set fees for replacing a broken iPad screen, which range from $199-$200 for for iPad Minis to $379-$599 for iPad Pros. Third-party vendors, such as Mac Learn in Atlanta, Georgia, Stay Mobile in Columbia, South Carolina, or Mobile Phone Mechanix in Winston Salem, North Carolina, may charge less and often have a faster turnaround time.
The cost of the screen repair or replacement depends on the model. Wires Computing in Burlington, Vermont, can repair both a cracked glass screen and a cracked LCD. They charge:
iPad 2: $110 for cracked glass and $120 for a cracked LCD
iPad 3 or 4: $110 for a cracked digitizer
iPad Air 1: $120 for a cracked digitizer
iPad Mini 1 or 2: $110 for a cracked digitizer and $125 for a cracked LCD
iPad Mini 3: $130 for a cracked digitizer and $145 for a cracked LCD
iPad Mini 4: $190 for a cracked digitizer/LCD assembly
iPad Air 2: $219 for a cracked LCD
iPad Pro 9.7-inch: $279 for a cracked digitizer/LCD assembly
iPad Pro 12.9-inch: $399 for a cracked digitizer/LCD assembly
In contrast, Break & Fix in Sun City, Arizona, offers similar repair services at a different price schedule for screen replacements:
iPad 2: $100
iPad 3 or 4: $115
iPad Air 1: $130
iPad Mini 1 or 2: $115
iPad Mini 3: $145
iPad Mini 4: $219
iPad Air 2: $265
iPad Pro 9.7-inch: $290
iPad Pro 12.9-inch: $445
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