Beginning in March 2023, Apple will implement a price increase for the replacement of batteries in iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks that are no longer covered under warranty. Depending on the type of device, the price increase can range anywhere from $20 to $50.
Users on Reddit were the ones who discovered the change and brought to light the fact that Apple had quietly mentioned this change on the repair pages for the aforementioned devices.
The current fee for servicing batteries that are no longer covered by the manufacturer’s warranty will be charged until the end of February 2023. “The out-of-warranty battery service fee will be increased by $20 beginning March 1, 2023 for all iPhone models that came out prior to the iPhone 14,” the company mentions on the page that discusses the replacement and repair of iPhone batteries.
Starting in the month of March, the following is a rundown of the additional costs that will apply if you need to replace the battery in a device that is not covered by the manufacturer’s warranty:
iPhones older than model 13 cost an additional $20, bringing the total to $89
iPad Pro 12.9″ (5th generation and prior), iPad Pro 11″ (3rd generation and prior), iPad Pro 10.5″, iPad Pro 9.7″, iPad mini (6th generation and prior), and iPad Air (5th generation and prior): $20 (total price: $99 to $119) iPad Pro 12.9″ (5th generation and prior), iPad Pro 11″ (3rd generation and prior), iPad Pro 10.5″, iPad Pro 9.7″
All MacBook Air models: $30 (total price: $159)
Add $50 to the price of any MacBook Pro model, bringing the total to $249.
As a point of comparison, the cost to replace the battery in an iPhone 14 is $99. This is a higher price than that of batteries for earlier models.
This change will take place all over the world, and local price increases may vary. For an iPhone battery replacement, the United Kingdom (UK) will charge twenty pounds (GBP), while France will charge twenty-four euros (EUR).
People who subscribe to AppleCare or AppleCare+, as well as those who rely on third-party repair services, will not be impacted by the increase in the service charge.
Notably, Apple launched its self-service programme for iPhone users in the United States in April of last year. This programme enables individuals to obtain and replace parts without the assistance of any third party.
Even though the increase in the service charge for battery replacement is not ideal, it will still give your device a new lease on life, which means you won’t have to shell out additional cash to buy a new electronic device.