“Apple notes that it will cover issues including defective batteries on both AirPods and the charging case under the One Year Limited Warranty it provides with all hardware,” Kahn reports. “Otherwise, however, it will be charging $49 for battery service on the AirPods and charging case, including if you want to replace the battery after its capacity inevitably decreases over time.”
“Apple is also charging $69 to replace a single AirPod if you happen to lose one, and the same price for a lost charging case, which was a big topic conversation when Apple first unveiled the new cord-free earbuds,” Kahn reports. “The AirPods sell for $159 new and come with the charging case.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Moral of the story: Don’t lose your AirPods or their charging case and, yes, batteries cost money, too.