I’ve been utilizing iPhone circumstances for years to guard my cellphone. I’ve additionally been advising everybody to make use of display protectors and circumstances because the launch of the iPhone X. That’s when Apple launched the “glass sandwich” design it nonetheless makes use of to today. However the iPhone 15 sequence is perhaps the primary iPhone sequence I’d be snug utilizing with no case. And it’s the iPhone 15 Professional’s up to date design that has me excited in regards to the prospect.
No, I don’t plan to improve to iPhone 15 this yr. But when I have been, I’d need to get the iPhone 15 Professional or 15 Professional Max. That’s as a result of I personal an iPhone 14 Professional, and the iPhone 15 isn’t sufficient of an improve.
I’m utilizing a plastic movie to guard the iPhone 14 Professional’s rear glass, extending to the perimeters. I additionally rock an identical display protector. They’ve labored effectively for a yr now, however I can’t say I’ve dropped the handset in a means that might have frightened me. I don’t use a case as I really feel the iPhone 14 Professional is heavy and hulking sufficient as it’s. Plus, I get to benefit from the precise iPhone 14 Professional design this manner.
Chrome steel may be very sturdy, in fact. The problem right here is the glass. As sturdy because it is perhaps, glass is glass, and it will probably at all times break whenever you drop your cellphone.
The identical goes for the titanium iPhone 15 Professional. Sure, the titanium body is sturdy. However the iPhones have the identical glass on the back and front. However there’s one large change this yr, which Apple highlighted through the iPhone 15 occasion final week.
Apple has modified the iPhone 15 Professional manufacturing to make it extra repairable. That’s, the iPhone 15 Professional now makes use of the identical design as the bottom iPhone 14. Apple can simply swap out the rear glass with out having to switch all the body of the system.
Which means the price of repairs has dropped considerably for the iPhone 15 Professional and 15 Professional Max. You need to pay $29 for the rear panel alternative when you purchase AppleCare+ to your system. With out AppleCare+, the charge goes as much as $169 or $199, relying on which iPhone 15 Professional mannequin you purchase.
These charges are a lot decrease than the identical charges for the iPhone 14 Professional and 14 Professional Max. If the show on a kind of breaks, you’ll need to pay as much as $549 to switch the rear glass panel. You may virtually purchase a model new iPhone 13 for a similar value.
Changing the rear glass on the iPhone 14/15 and iPhone 14/15 Plus prices $169 and $199, identical to the brand new Execs.
Now I understand how low cost it is going to be to switch the rear glass on my subsequent iPhone, and that’s sufficient for me to contemplate ditching circumstances fully. On that observe, I’ll additionally contemplate getting AppleCare+ protection to decrease these rear glass alternative charges.
Nevertheless, I’ll hold defending the entrance glass, which continues to be an costly alternative. We’re $329 and $379 for the iPhone 15 Professional and 15 Professional Max. You’ll discover all these value estimates on Apple’s restore web page at this hyperlink.
That mentioned, there are loads of new iPhone 15 circumstances you should buy proper now, together with Apple’s new FineWoven fashions.