Apple Removes Warranty For Single Hairline Display Cracks For iPhones, Apple Watches


Radhika Kajarekar

Radhika Kajarekar

Jun 11, 2024


According to reports, Apple has modified the terms of its basic warranty for Apple Watches and iPhones.

Repairs for minor hairline cracks on iPhones and Apple Watches are no longer covered under the standard warranty policy.

Read on to find out all the details!

Apple Changes Terms of Basic Warranty for Apple Watches and iPhones

Previously, if there was no other obvious damage or impact point, these cracks were covered under warranty. Apple is reportedly urging Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers to accept any hairline fractures as accidental damage, according to a story in 9to5Mac that cites anonymous sources.

Nowadays, tiny cracks are regarded as “accidental damage,” and clients must cover the cost of repairs.

At the moment, only Apple Watches and iPhones are affected by this change. For comparable cracks on iPads and Macs, warranty coverage is unaffected.

It has never actually been covered by the usual one-year warranty for cosmetic damage like dents or scratches. In the past, hairline cracks were seen as screen flaws and occasionally corrected at no cost.

The absence of a clear policy frequently resulted in uneven enforcement, with certain repair businesses being more forgiving than others. The new strategy guarantees a consistent approach and eliminates this flexibility.

Apple hasn’t provided an official explanation for this change as of yet. It probably intends to expedite the warranty procedure and possibly lower repair expenses.

Apple Delays Foldable iPhone Launch To 2027

Apple is reportedly delaying the release of its highly anticipated foldable iPhone until 2027. This decision, rooted in the company’s commitment to quality, ensures that the iPhone Fold will meet Apple’s rigorous standards for reliability and performance.


Apple’s decision to delay the iPhone Fold stems from its strict requirements for the device’s crease and reliability. According to a report from TrendForce, Apple is prioritizing the durability and performance of the folding mechanism to deliver a seamless display experience. This cautious approach aligns with Apple’s reputation for high-quality products and exceptional user experiences.


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