Apple has announced that iPhone, iPad, and MacBook battery repair prices will increase starting March 1, 2023.
New Year often rhymes with price increase. The iPhone is no exception to the rule, as replacing the battery of the smartphone signed by Apple will soon be more expensive, the Apple brand announced on its website on Monday, January 2nd. From March 1, 2023, the out-of-warranty repair of this component will be €25 more for all pre-iPhone 14 smartphones.
Result: Replacement of a battery iPhone X, 11 12 or 13, It now costs €99, a 32% increase, and €79 for the iPhone SE, 6, 7 or 8 for an estimated 43% increase. The current prices for replacing a defective iPhone X, 11, 12 or 13 (75 euros) and iPhone SE, 6,7 or 8 (55 euros) battery are valid until the end of February.
“The current out-of-warranty battery service fee is valid until the end of February 2023. Effective March 1, 2023, the out-of-warranty battery service fee will increase by €24 for all iPhone models prior to iPhone 14,’ says Apple’s iPhone battery replacement page .
iPad and MacBook are no exception
Unfortunately, this increase also affects the iPad and the Macbook. The bill will also be higher, this time 40 euros, for the following iPad models: iPad Pro 12.9 inch (5th generation and earlier models), iPad Pro 11 inch (3rd generation and earlier models), iPad Pro 10, 5-inch, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad mini (6th generation and earlier models), and iPad Air (5th generation and earlier models). With a battery change currently estimated at 109 euros, it will cost 149 euros from March 1st.
Macs are not spared. The battery change increases by 36 euros for all MacBook Air models and 60 euros for MacBooks and MacBook Pros. In addition, this is now 185 euros for the first models and 289 euros for professional computers.
People who have an AppleCare+ contract, on the other hand, are not affected by this increase, as this service is already included. This isn’t the first time Apple has increased the prices of its services. The company had thus increased the price list for its available applications the app store. for all euro area countries in September 2022.