Apple is increasing costs for iPhone battery replacements starting in March


Is your iPhone battery weak? Get it replaced NOW before cost for Apple service goes up in 2023 – price will top $89, up $20, starting in March

  • Battery replacements for older iPhones are set to increase by $20 in March
  • iPhones with facial recognition will hit $89 and others will cost $69
  • Users can check their iPhone battery health by going to Settings, then Battery and Battery Health 

iPhone owners are urged to replace weak batteries before Apple increases the service by $20 in March.

Users with an iPhone X through iPhone 13 will pay $89, while those with an iPhone SE, iPhone 8 or a similarly classic design will spend $69 to fix a dead battery.

The latest iPhone 14 is not included in the price change, which is likely because it already costs users $99 to swap batteries. 

Users can check their iPhone battery health by going to Settings, then Battery and Battery Health.

Apple is set to hike up pricing for battery replacements. This impacts older iPhones – the new iPhone 14 is not included in the price increase

DailyMail.com has contacted Apple for comment and has yet to receive a response.

The price increase, first spotted by 9to5Mac, was not officially announced by Apple but was quietly added to its Support page.

Users can select their product and model on the page to get an estimated cost for battery replacement. 

However, it is still free for those who have an AppleCare+ plan.

The tech giant is also hiking up pricing for ‘all MacBook Air models’ by $30, bringing the total from $129 to $159.

The $199 battery replacement for MacBook Pros will increase by $50 to $249.

Apple will notify users when their iPhone’s battery health is deteriorated with a message that reads: ‘Your battery health is significantly degraded. 

‘An Apple Authorized Service Provider can replace the battery to restore full performance and capacity.’

However, replacing the battery is not usually necessary until it hits 80 percent capacity.

Apple had dramatically dropped pricing in 2018 to just $29 after it admitted to slowing down older iPhones.

The company said it was to prolong the device’s life.

‘The effects of performance management on these newer models may be less noticeable due to their more advanced hardware and software design,’ Apple said in a 2018 statement. 

However, the public believed the move was to force them into purchasing a new iPhone. 

Users with an iPhone X through iPhone 13 (pictured is the iPhone 3 Pro) will pay $89, while those with an iPhone SE, iPhone 8 or a similarly classic design will spend $69 to fix a dead battery

Users with an iPhone X through iPhone 13 (pictured is the iPhone 3 Pro) will pay $89, while those with an iPhone SE, iPhone 8 or a similarly classic design will spend $69 to fix a dead battery

And in November 2020, the tech giant agreed to pay a $113 million fine in the US for throttling performance on older iPhones to manage battery power.

The outcome divided the settlement between 33 states and ruled that Apple should issue documents to be transparent about how it throttles performance.

‘Apple withheld information about their batteries that slowed down iPhone performance, all while passing it off as an update,’ said former attorney general of California Xavier Becerra at the time.

‘This type of behavior hurts the pockets of consumers and limits their ability to make informed purchases.’

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