Apple is increasing battery replacement service fees for devices that are out of warranty • TechCrunch
Apple is increasing battery replacement service fees for out-of-warranty iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks starting in March 2023. Price increases range from $20 to $50 for different types of devices.
The change detected by reddit userwho pointed out that Apple has quietly mentioned this change on the repair pages for these devices.
“The current out-of-warranty battery service fee will apply until the end of February 2023. Effective March 1, 2023, the out-of-warranty battery service fee will increase by $20 for all models iPhone before iPhone 14,” the company mentions iPhone battery replacement and repair page.
Here’s a quick breakdown of the extra money you’ll have to pay to replace the battery for an out-of-warranty device starting in March:
- iPhone 13 and earlier: $20 (total price: $89)
- iPad Pro 12.9” (5th generation or earlier), iPad Pro 11” (3rd generation or earlier), iPad Pro 10.5”, iPad Pro 9.7”, iPad mini (6th generation or earlier) and iPad Air (5th generation or earlier): $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 replacement price of the iPhone 14’s battery is $99, which is higher than the older models.
This variation is global and local price increases may vary. For example, the UK will charge 20 GBP for an iPhone battery replacement, while France will charge 24 EUR.
The service fee increase will not affect AppleCare or AppleCare+ subscribers or those who depend on third-party repair services.
Notably, Apple has opened the door self-service program for iPhone users in the US last April, allowing people to pick up and replace parts without any outside help.
While the battery replacement service fee hike isn’t ideal, it will still give your device a new life so you don’t have to spend money on a new one.