Replacing a Pair of AirPods Pro Costs $178, or $29 With AppleCare+

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple has outlined replacement costs for the AirPods Pro on its website for customers that skip out on AppleCare+.

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If you lose or damage the AirPods Pro, the left and right AirPod will cost $89 each to replace in the United States, totaling $178 for a pair. The wireless charging case is also $89 to replace if lost or damaged.

The fees are lower if a customer has purchased AppleCare+ for Headphones. The plan costs $29 upfront, plus charges a $29 fee to replace a pair of damaged AirPods Pro or their case. This coverage applies for up to two years from the date AppleCare+ is purchased and is limited to two incidents.

AppleCare+ for Headphones does not cover lost or stolen AirPods Pro.

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Top Rated Comments

ricktat Avatar
29 months ago
Insurance is Stoopid!

I just ask my mom to buy be another one if it brakes.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Neokiller309 Avatar
29 months ago
CLARIFICATION: the $29 replacement is for broken or damaged ones. Not lost AirPods. If you lose them it’s still full price for another.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
incoherent_1 Avatar
29 months ago

"AppleCare+ for Headphones does not cover lost or stolen AirPods."

The table on the website also doesn't state any reduction in price for a lost AirPod or case.
EDIT: Doesn’t cover loss or theft? Ah, never mind then.

They should update the article to reflect this.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Broken Hope Avatar
29 months ago
"AppleCare+ for Headphones does not cover lost or stolen AirPods."

The table on the website also doesn't state any reduction in price for a lost AirPod or case.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yossi Avatar
29 months ago
Can't imagine how much fraud they would experience if AppleCare covered lost/stolen. They have no way of remotely locking earphones the way they can with phones that got "lost"
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
pcd213 Avatar
29 months ago
So doesn’t it seem like the direct here is to buy AppleCare+ and then replace the pair before the two year period is over to increase the longevity of your purchase? Compared with buying the future 2021 AirPod Pro model for $250+, it seems like spending $29 up front plus another $29 makes a bit more sense.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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