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If you’ve ever cracked your iPhone’s screen and taken it to the Apple Store to get it repaired, you may’ve been shocked by just how pricey it was. I recently shattered the corner of my three month old Apple Watch and getting the screen replaced would’ve cost me $300, which is about 70% of the watch’s retail price. So it made more sense for me to just buy a new one. And stories like these have only become more common as Apple’s repair prices have been on the rise. Now there is something I want to make clear before we talk about Apple in particular. And that is, the repair cost of almost all electronics have been steadily increasing for the past decade. It’s certainly not a phenomenon exclusive to Apple. I’m simply using Apple as prime example since it’s the company I’m most familiar with and because they do happen to charge a little more for repairs than their competition.