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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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57 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.
Rating: 14 Votes
57 months ago
Holy price gouge on the Edition
Rating: 13 Votes
57 months ago
Haha, the out of warranty service fee for the Edition is more than for a Patek...
Rating: 7 Votes
57 months ago
These prices won't last. They're ridiculous.
Rating: 6 Votes
57 months ago
$3600 late fee? Whaaatttt? That's genuinely insane!
Rating: 5 Votes
57 months ago
I'll wait until these become a free add on with a mac purchase like the printers used to be.
Rating: 5 Votes
57 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?
Rating: 5 Votes
57 months ago
I've no sympathy for anyone wearing the U.S. minimum salary on their wrist. If you insist on flaunting it, plenty of people will help you spend it.

And lol at the people who thought there'd be free hardware upgrades with that thing.
Rating: 4 Votes
57 months ago

So I buy an Edition for $10,000. It fails. I send it in, they send me a replacement. I send back an empty box, they charge me $3600? I will do that all day long. Good luck proving the delivery person didn't do that AND I have a tracking number showing it was shipped...

Anybody want to buy an Edition for $5000?


Not quite.

When you fail to return the extra watch to them, they charge you the $10,000 replacement cost. Once you realize your mistake and send them the watch (late), they refund $6,400, keeping the $3,600 late fee.

If Apple gets an empty shipping box, you're on the hook for the replacement cost. Of course you're welcome to make a claim against the insurance you bought from the shipper. If you didn't buy insurance, oops!

I don't think many shippers will sell you $10,000 worth of insurance without making sure the box has something valuable in it when you hand it over.

Your little insurance fraud might work once. Trying it a second time might land you in jail.
Rating: 4 Votes
57 months ago
Punishing fees. And no other service provider to turn to.
Rating: 4 Votes

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