Apple is increasing the price of iPhone battery replacements by $20

Apple is increasing the price of iPhone battery replacements by $20

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  • January 5, 2023
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Apple will charge customers an additional $20 for replacing the battery on iPhones if the device is older than an iPhone 14, the tech giant said on Wednesday.

Beginning in March, anyone with an iPhone 13, 12, 11, or X will have to pay $89 for a new battery, while iPhone 8, 7, 6, 5, and SE devices will cost $69 to replace. Apple is also increasing the battery replacement price by $20 for the iPad, $30 for the MacBook Air, and $50 for the MacBook Pro.

These prices are for customers who don’t have AppleCare+, the insurance program the company offers at a price that varies by device and model year.

The batteries of the iPhone 14 models released in 2022 are currently still covered by Apple’s standard one-year warranty. The company said it will charge $99 to replace the battery on these devices after the warranty has expired.

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Customers will soon have to pay for changing the battery in their Apple devices.

iPad Air, Mini and Pro ($119) MacBook Air ($159) MacBook Pro ($249)

Prices include a visit to an Apple Store to have the battery replaced locally or Apple’s mail-in service. Customers can also purchase and replace a battery themselves using Apple’s self-service repair program.

Apple’s batteries became the focus of controversy five years ago when the company admitted it intentionally slowed down older iPhone models with a software update to offset issues with its aging lithium-ion battery. After the practice came under scrutiny from lawmakers, Apple apologized and then settled $113 million with more than a dozen states.

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