With extra folks holding onto their iPhones and iPads longer, smaller repairs are essential to preserve units working longer. And in 2023, Apple will begin charging extra for probably the most widespread fixes: getting old batteries.
An eagle-eyed Redditor has noticed a notice on Apple’s iPhone Battery Service help doc informing customers that the “present out-of-warranty battery service price will apply till the tip of February 2023. Efficient March 1, 2023, the out-of-warranty battery service price will likely be elevated by $20 for all iPhone fashions previous to iPhone 14.”
iPad battery replacements will even improve by $20 for all fashions besides the most recent iPad Professional and entry-level iPad. And in case your Mac wants a brand new battery, Apple will cost $30 extra for all MacBook Air fashions and an additional $50 for all MacBook and MacBook Professional fashions.
Apple additionally sells battery replacements for some iPhone fashions by way of its Self Service Restore Retailer for $69 however hasn’t mentioned whether or not that price will likely be growing as effectively. Battery replacements are lined by Apple’s one-year guarantee and AppleCare+, although Apple cautions that the guarantee “doesn’t cowl batteries that put on down from regular use.”
Apple already hiked the worth of battery replacements for the iPhone 14 from $69 to $99 and M2 iPad Professional from $99 to $149 (11-inch) and $179 (12.9-inch). Apple additionally costs $119 to exchange the battery within the Tenth-gen iPad and $99 for the Ninth-gen and earlier fashions.
It’s not clear if Apple will start charging extra for different providers resembling display screen restore in 2023, so, for those who’ve been laying aside getting your Apple machine mounted, it is best to most likely put it in your to-do checklist earlier than later.