Pretty sure that AppleCare Plus covers screen breakage.
If someone wants to be cheap and not purchase coverage and, instead, go to a 3rd party âoeafter-marketâ repair dealer...oh well.
It's just choosing which risks to take -- the money for AppleCare would be wasted if you don't break your phone during its validity, right?
Of course, it's just mean from Apple to break working products afterwards. I mean, if the thing doesn't work right after you get the screen switched, then you can always complain to those who replaced it, and probably get compensated. But if it stops working several months afterwards, because Apple decided to issue a kill switch?
And yes, I'm salty here, since I got my screen of a 6S replaced after-market -- and Touch ID stopped working about half a year later. I have no way to prove if the events are related, but it seems very suspicious, and will make me consider very hard if I want another Apple product the next time I buy a new phone.