Apple raises battery replacement service charges for out-of-warranty devices •

by Ana Lopez

Starting March 2023, Apple will increase the service charge for battery replacements on out-of-warranty iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. The price hike ranges from $20 to $50 for different types of devices.

The change was noticed by Reddit userswho pointed out that Apple had tacitly mentioned this change on the repair pages for these devices.

Current out-of-warranty battery service charges apply through the end of February 2023. Effective March 1, 2023, out-of-warranty battery service charges will be increased by $20 for all iPhone models prior to iPhone 14. the iPhone battery replacement and repair page.

Here is a brief overview of the extra amount you will have to pay for a battery replacement for a device that is no longer under warranty from March:

  • iPhone 13 and earlier: $20 (total price: $89)
  • iPad Pro 12.9″ (5th generation and earlier), iPad Pro 11″ (3rd generation and earlier), iPad Pro 10.5″, iPad Pro 9.7″, iPad mini (6th generation and earlier), and iPad Air ( 5th generation and older): $20 (total price: $99 to $119)
  • All MacBook Air models: $30 (total price: $159)
  • All MacBook Pro models: $50 (total price: $249)

For reference, the iPhone 14 battery replacement price is $99, which is higher compared to older models.

This change is global and local price increases may vary. For example, the UK charges 20 GBP for an iPhone battery replacement, while France charges 24 EUR.

The service charge increase will not affect AppleCare or AppleCare+ subscribers or those who rely on third-party repair services.

Notably, last April, Apple opened its self-service program for iPhone users in the US, which allows people to get and replace parts without any outside help.

While the price increase in the battery replacement service charge isn’t ideal, it will still breathe new life into your device so you don’t have to spend money on a new gadget.

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