Why does it cost so much to fix my iPad cracked screen?

 

My iPad screen cracked and I want to get it fixed. I brought to my local repair store that fixed my sons iPad cracked screen last month. When they told how much it would cost I almost lost it. It was more than double my sons iPad cracked screen repair. When I asked why the tech told me that not every iPad is the same and it’s important to understand the difference.

Identify your iPad model

The iPad has been the tablet of choice for many people since its first introduction.  The iPad  was introduced and made its debut in April 2010. Since the original announcement, there have been 5 additional iPad generations, a new “Mini” series of 7.9-inch iPad tablets, and most recently, a 12.9-inch iPad “Pro” and its smaller 11-inch and 10.5-inch counterpart.  The biggest difference between all of the iPad models is how the screen is designed.  The first five generations used the same screen assembly design.   The same can be said about the first three generations of the Mini.  All of these iPad screen assemblies had separate glass and LCD’s.  The iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 4 and all of the iPad Pro’s use fused glass and LCD screen assembly.  This may sound like no big deal but when it comes to repair it makes a world of difference

How much cost to fix a iPad cracked screen?

The LCD is the part of the screen that shows the picture, just like a TV or Monitor. It’s the most expensive part of any screen assembly. When the front glass is cracked on an iPad that has separate parts, it’s an inexpensive repair. But when the parts are fused together it becomes more expensive because both need to be replaced. So I found out why my iPad Air 2 cracked screen costs twice as much to repair than my son’s iPad Air. The difference between the two was how the screen assembly was constructed. Even though my LCD was not broken, it had to be replaced. My wife and I agreed to make sure we let the kids only use the iPad that has separate glass and LCD. Because even if it’s in a case they still find a way to crack the iPad screen.