Apple increasing the iPhone, iPad and Mac battery service fee by up to $50

Beginning March 1, 2023, Apple will increase the price of its out-of-warranty battery replacement service for iPhone, iPad and Mac devices by up to $50.

Closeup of an internal battery in Apple's MacBook laptop
A lithium-ion battery in a MacBook | Image: Mika Baumeister/Unsplash
  • What’s happening? Apple will soon increase the price of replacing batteries in iPhones, iPads and Macs to squeeze more money out of customers.
  • Why care? If you prefer to have device batteries serviced by Apple using genuine parts, you’ll soon be paying up to $50 more for the privilege.
  • What to do? Contact Apple if your iPhone, iPad or Mac battery has fallen below 80 percent of its original capacity, but do it before March 1.

How much does Apple’s iPhone battery service cost?

Apple offers a battery service for devices like iPhones, iPads and Macs. Your standard 1-year warranty includes a free battery replacement if the original capacity falls below eight percent. You also get a free battery service with optional AppleCare+ coverage. But having an iPhone, iPad or Mac battery replaced by Apple when your coverage has expired will soon cost you more than today.

As people noted on Reddit, Apple will increase the price of the out-of-warranty battery service fee by $20 for all iPhone models older than the iPhone 14. If you have an iPhone 13 or older Face ID model, you’ll need to shell out $89 for a battery replacement instead of $69. Likewise, Apple will start charging a $69 fee for out-of-warranty battery service for older iPhones with a Home button instead of $49.

The new prices will be effective March 1, 2023.

“The current out-of-warranty battery service fee will apply until the end of February 2023,” reads a notice on the Apple website below the Get an estimate button.

“Effective March 1, 2023, the out-of-warranty battery service fee will be increased by $20 for all iPhone models prior to iPhone 14,” it reads.

Is the iPhone 14 battery service fee increasing?

The $99 fee for servicing out-of-warranty batteries on the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Max, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will stay the same come March 1.

The iPad and Mac battery service fees also going up

As for iPads, the battery service fee will increase by $20 for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (fifth generation and prior), eleven-inch iPad Pro (third generation and older), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad mini (sixth generation and prior) and iPad Air (fifth generation and prior).

The out-of-warranty battery service fee for all MacBook Air models will be increased by $30 and for all MacBook and MacBook Pro models by $50.

The higher fee will be reflected in other countries and regions where Apple offers its iPhone, iPad and Mac battery service. The service covers a new battery for your device and the cost of replacing it. The fee applies whether you get service from an Apple store or mail your device directly to the company.

Tips for keeping batteries in Apple devices healthy

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How do you take care of the batteries in your Apple devices? When the time comes to replace the battery, do you prefer Apple’s service over a third-party one?