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Apple will hike nearly every battery replacement cost in March

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The cost of replacing the battery in most of Apple's products will climb by between $20 and $50 starting on March 1, 2023.

When Apple introduced the iPhone 14 range in September 2022, it also raised the price of replacing the battery from $69 to $99. Now, it's keeping that $99 for the current models, but raising the price for all older ones.

The new increase does not affect users with AppleCare+, or ones whose iPhones are still under warranty. However, Apple's page for estimating the cost of battery replacement says all other prices are changing.

"The current out-of-warranty battery service fee will apply until the end of February 2023," says Apple. "Effective March 1, 2023, the out-of-warranty battery service fee will be increased by $20 for all iPhone models prior to iPhone 14."

For all supported iPhones with a home button, that means the cost will rise from $49 to $69. The oldest model Apple will replace a battery for is the iPhone 5.

From the iPhone X through to the iPhone 13 range, the cost rises from $69 to $89.

Price rise applies to Macs and iPads too

From the same date, Apple is increasing the cost of replacing a MacBook battery by even more. The MacBook Air cost rises by $30, while the MacBook Pro and MacBook fee rises $50.

  • MacBook Air was $129, will be $159
  • MacBook Pro was $199, will be $249
  • MacBook (2016, 2017) was $199, will be $249

Replacing the battery in a regular iPad will remain at its current price — ranging from $99 to $199 depending on model.

The current 6th-generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro will also remain at its present price of $179 for a battery replacement. Similarly, the cost for the current 4th generation 11-inch iPad Pro will stay at $149.

But Apple is adding $20 to all other models, raising the cost of the battery replacement from $99 to $119:

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro (5th generation or earlier)
  • 11-inch iPad Pro (3rd generation or earlier)
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad mini (6th generation or earlier)
  • iPad Air (5th generation or earlier)

It appears that prices are being increased worldwide, with similar rises in local currencies.

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