Apple to Charge $79 for AirPods Max Out-of-Warranty Battery Service

On its AirPods Service and Repair page, Apple has added its official battery service fee for AirPods Max over-ear headphones, which went on sale earlier today.

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For customers who don't choose to purchase AppleCare+ for AirPods Max, Apple provides a standard one-year warranty that's available on all Apple products. If the ‌AirPods Max‌ need service during that one year period, all work will be covered for free.

After the one-year warranty on ‌AirPods Max‌ has expired or the up to two-year AppleCare+ coverage has come to an end, Apple will charge a $79 fee for battery servicing.

For customers in the United Kingdom, Apple has listed the same ‌AirPods Max‌ out-of-warranty battery service fee as costing £309 – this is surely an error and one that Apple will no doubt correct soon.

‌AirPods Max‌ cost $549 and can be ordered through Apple's online store today, with shipment dates as early as December 15.

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Top Rated Comments

calstanford Avatar
6 weeks ago
Too cheap. Should be $790
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
m.x Avatar
6 weeks ago


I still haven't read anything about the battery life, in the first few posts about this new product. Are they hiding it or something?

Apple says the battery life is around 20h of audio playback. They definitely don't hide it:


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Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ajfahey Avatar
6 weeks ago
Batteries should be replaceable by the consumer. Period!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Konigi Avatar
6 weeks ago


Apple says the battery life is around 20h of audio playback. They definitely don't hide it:


20 hours listening.


They're definitely hiding it, they dont want you to know, because surely there's something very fishy about it, were to see the light, that would be it about the product. They will keep us from knowing as long as humanly possible, Apple style...


Someone didn't check the Apple website...

Indeed everyone! You are right, I was lazy this morning, I skimmed too fast that part ?
Sorry.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
matrix07 Avatar
6 weeks ago


Question is though can you? That is, change the battery when you want to pay and not when Apple sees fit like with the iPhones!?

We can. Actually Apple have programs like this for small AirPods too and you can walk in and let them replace your battery for a fee. For small AirPods it’s almost not worth it but this one is.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
m.x Avatar
6 weeks ago


So you can change battery for $79? This is not bad at all.

I'm surprised, too. I guess they don't glue the battery in? That makes the Max more attractive in my view.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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