iPhone 14 has the most expensive battery replacement from Apple

The cost of out-of-warranty battery replacement for all iPhone 14 models has gone up significantly, from $69 to $99 in the United States.

  • What’s happening? Apple has increased the cost of a battery replacement for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pros to $99, a nearly fifty percent increase from $69.
  • Why care? All batteries wear out over time. Unless you upgrade to a new iPhone every year, replacing the battery in your iPhone 14 will cost more than before.
  • What to do? Consider AppleCare+ ($199 or $10/month) which provides a free battery replacement, plus perks like accidental damage coverage and more

How much does replacing the iPhone 14 battery cost?

The information came to light via Apple’s iPhone Repair & Service webpage.

It states that the cost of Apple’s battery replacement service for the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max models has increased from $69 to $99. This includes the cost of a genuine new battery and service at one of Apple’s stores, its authorized repair centers or authorized service providers.

For all older iPhones, however, replacing the battery will still set you back $69. The cost of out-of-warranty battery replacements varies by country and region and is even higher in many parts of the world due to inflation.

It’s unclear why the price of replacing batteries in the latest iPhones has gone up. It would seem that Apple wants you to consider AppleCare+, its optional extended coverage which includes free battery service coverage. According to Apple, this means that your battery “can be replaced at no charge if we test your product and its battery retains less than eighty percent of its original capacity.”

This isn’t the only out-of-warranty service fee that saw a price increase. If you live in the United States, for example, you’ll pay Apple $379 to fix cracked display glass on iPhone 14 Pro Max vs. $329 for the same repair on iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Battery capacity: iPhone 13 vs. iPhone 14

iPhone 14 will go on sale this Friday while iPhone 14 Pro will arrive in November. Apple never rates battery capacity for iPhones so we won’t know this information for sure until the latest handsets arrive and iFixit tears them apart.

However, the Twitter account ShrimpApplePro which previously leaked reliable information about unreleased Apple products reported these numbers in June.

Battery capacities for the iPhone 13 models:

  • iPhone 13 mini: 2,406 mAh
  • iPhone 13: 3,227 mAh
  • iPhone 13 Pro: 3,095 mAh
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max: 4,352 mAh

Battery capacities for the iPhone 14 models:

  • iPhone 14: 3,279 mAh
  • iPhone 14 Plus: 4,325 mAh
  • iPhone 14 Pro: 3,200 mAh
  • iPhone 14 Pro Max: 4,323 mAh

When an iPhone battery falls below eighty percent of its original capacity, iOS slows down the phone to protect battery health and prevent sudden crashes.

Battery replacement via AppleCare+

If you plan on sticking with your iPhone 14 for a few years, you probably need to replace the battery at some point. Read: Tips to extend iPhone battery life

You could pick optional AppleCare+ coverage for your iPhone 14 which includes a battery replacement service and benefits like including accidental damage coverage.

However, don’t choose AppleCare+ just to get a free battery replacement because AppleCare+ for iPhone 14 (and other models) costs $10/month or $199 upfront.