AirPods Pro cost $89 per earbud to replace without AppleCare+

Replacing or repairing devices can be expensive, which is why Apple offers AppleCare+ to help reduce those costs (in the long run).

Of course, you’ll need to fork over some money up front to get AppleCare+ to begin with, but if you need to replace or repair a device that cost will get reduced quite a bit. The AirPods Pro, which Apple just announced, is another example of just that. 9to5Mac first noted that the company just outlined its replacement/repair costs for the newest truly wireless headphones.

Without AppleCare+, it will cost you $89 per earbud to replace the AirPods Pro. That’s $178 total for both. And if you need to replace the wireless charging case that comes with the new truly wireless headphones, that will cost you $89 as well.

But, that’s where AppleCare+ comes in. Specifically, the new AppleCare+ for Headphones, which Apple expanded to cover AirPods and Beats earlier this year. If you buy into AppleCare+ for Headphones, which costs $29 up front, you’ll then only need to pay $29 to replace a pair of AirPods Pro. It’s also just $29 to replace the wireless charging case.

You’ll only get two incident reports with AppleCare+ for Headphones, but that’s certainly better than none. And the coverage lasts for two years starting from the date of purchase. However, AppleCare+ for Headphones does not cover lost or stolen AirPods or AirPods Pro, so you won’t get the reduced pricing to replace them in that case.

If you bought AirPods Pro, do you plan on getting AppleCare+ for Headphones coverage?