No matter what, do not break your iPhone X -- repairing it will cost more than ever

People take photos as a woman tests out a new iPhone X during a media event at Apple’s new headquarters in Cupertino, California on September 12, 2017. Photo: Josh Edelson/ AFP/ Getty Images.

Shelling out $US999 for a new iPhone X is a tough decision for many consumers. The phone has been heralded as “the future of smartphones” thanks to new features like Face ID and Animojis, but $US999 is still a lot of money for a glass device that can easily shatter with a single slip up. And as we can see in this chart from Statista, breaking an iPhone X will come with a higher cost than any other iPhone.

Apple encourages gun-shy consumers to invest in AppleCare+. For the iPhone X, AppleCare+ costs $US199 and is essentially an extended warranty that lasts for two years and protects against two incidents of accidental damage. For screen repair, Apple charges another $US29 fee and for other damages $US99.

Spending even more on an already expensive phone is not an attractive idea, and if a phone never gets broken the $US199 ends up going to waste, but the iPhone X is a serious investment, and like a car or any other investment, should probably insured.

*Prices in the chart above are displayed in USD.

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