Beginning on March 1, 2023, Apple will increase the cost of out-of-warranty batteries for its MacBooks, iPods, and iPhones. Depending on your location, the move will result in a $20/£20/€24 price rise for all iPhone models made before the iPhone 14 series. The new pricing increases won’t apply to users of AppleCare or AppleCare+.
For the iPhone X and iPhone 13 series phones, Apple presently charges $69/£69/€75 to replace the battery and $49/£49/€55 for previously supported versions. The cost of replacing a battery for an iPhone 14 series device will remain $99/£105/€119.
Additionally, the cost of the iPad battery replacement service will rise by $20/£30/€40 for all models except the newest ones.
Additionally, all MacBook Air models will see a $30/£30/€36 price increase for battery replacements while all MacBook and MacBook Pro models will see a $50/£46/€60 price increase. To view the pricing information for your area, visit the source links.
Subscribers to AppleCare or AppleCare+ or people who rely on third-party repair services won’t be impacted by the service charge hike.
Notably, Apple released its self-service program, which enables consumers to get and replace parts without any outside aid, to iPhone owners in the US last April.
Even while the price rise in the service charge for battery replacement is not ideal, it will still give your device a new lease on life and prevent you from having to pay for a new gadget.
Another news coming out of Apple is that its share price fell by $3.74% to a price of $130.20 per share and the company had a valuation of $1.99 trillion at market close on Tuesday.
Apple first hit a $2 trillion valuation in August 2020, as the pandemic boosted its sales of computers and phones for remote work and school. It briefly hit a market value of over $3 trillion during trading in January 2022.