Apple Watch Out-of-Warranty Service Fees Range From $229 to $2,800

Apple has disclosed that it will charge an out-of-warranty service fee of $229, $329 and $2,800 for the Sport, Watch and Edition models respectively for repairs not covered by Apple's limited one-year warranty or AppleCare+ extended coverage plans. Out-of-warranty battery service is also available for $79 plus an applicable $6.95 shipping charge if required for all Apple Watch models.

Apple Watch Out of Warranty
The prices listed are based on official service through Apple in the United States, with pricing and terms varying for service through an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple will not repair an Apple Watch under certain circumstances, such as if the device is broken into multiple pieces, and did not provide pricing information for other accessories or peripherals.

Apple will be providing out-of-warranty service for the Apple Watch in all nine first wave launch countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and United Kingdom. Service charges vary based on local currencies, with out-of-warranty fees costing, for example, a higher $299, $419 and $3,599 for the Sport, Watch and Edition models respectively in Canada.

Apple Watch Express Replacement Pricing
Apple will also be offering Express Replacement service for the Apple Watch for customers that purchase an AppleCare+ for Apple Watch plan. When requested, Apple will send you packaging to return an Apple Watch in for repair or service, and ship out a replacement unit approximately two to three business days later. Apple ensures that the replacement will be the same model you originally bought and new or equivalent in performance and reliability.

Express Replacement service is free for the Apple Watch, but costs $300 to $350 for the Apple Watch Sport, $500 to $600 for the stainless steel Apple Watch and $8000 to $10,000 for Apple Watch Edition if the original Watch is not returned. Apple will also charge a late or non-return fee of $35.50 to $60.50 (Sport), $85.50 to $135.50 (Watch) or $2,600 to $3,600 (Edition) if Apple does not receive your original Apple Watch after more than 10 business days, with some exceptions.

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70 months ago
Shouldn't the service fee be the same for all watch versions?

It's just the case material that is different, right? Not how you open it up and do things. The service fees seem like (and I say this as a Mac, iPad, iPhone owner) a rip-off.
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70 months ago
Holy price gouge on the Edition
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70 months ago
Haha, the out of warranty service fee for the Edition is more than for a Patek...
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70 months ago
These prices won't last. They're ridiculous.
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70 months ago
I'll wait until these become a free add on with a mac purchase like the printers used to be.
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70 months ago
So, if you spill water on it or crack the screen, you pay more to have that fixed because you chose to pay more for a more expensive material in the first place?
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