My daughter bought an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max 128GB in January 2021. The product had a 12 month warranty which is now expired. She was at the gym, had her phone in her bag, dropped a weight on the bag, and broke the rear glass on the phone.
You can see a photo of the damage here:
Apple Chermside quoted her $936 inc. GST to fix it. This seems ridiculous to me as you can buy the same phone second hand for not much more.
So I'm looking for an inexpensive repair solution. I visited AliExpress and saw that you can buy the rear glass for under $10. Is that (and a technicians time and labour) all that is required to fix the phone?
What am I missing here? Why is Apple so expensive?
Your advice is very much appreciated!