Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. was the first of a series of ongoing lawsuits between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics regarding the design of smartphones and tablet computers.
Samsung and Apple are one of the biggest and known rivals.
iPhones are expensive, be it purchasing one or either repairing one
Samsung has highlighted that the price which Apple has set for iPhone repairs is absurd and over-hyped.
Although Apple customers have the option to go for AppleCare+ insurance, it still does not justify the cost. The insurance plan costs $250 and an extra surcharge of $100 which brings the total cost to approximately $350, while Samsung is charging just $99.
We have yet to see how Apple handles the pressure as it will have to submit to the Right to Repair legislation. Previously, the brand had actively lobbied against it.
The repair costs for iPhone’s screen is comparatively higher than Samsung’s range, which does not add-up as Apple uses cheaper LCD technology compared to Samsung which uses OLED.
Samsung OLED Screen:
S10e – $199
S10 – $249
S10 Plus – $269
IPhone LCD Screen:
XR – $199
XS – $279
XS Max – $329
Whereas here’s what Samsung is taking from their customers for other damages:
S10e – $99
S10 – $99
S10 Plus – $99