Remember Apple's AA Battery Charger? It'll Be a Vintage Product Soon

Apple today informed Apple Authorized Service Providers that it will be adding its AA battery charger and the third-generation Apple TV to its vintage products list on October 31, according to a memo obtained by MacRumors.

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Introduced in July 2010, the Apple Battery Charger was priced at $29 and included six rechargeable AA batteries for use with the original Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Trackpad, and Magic Mouse for the Mac. Apple discontinued the charger around 2016 and the Magic accessories now have built-in batteries that can be recharged via Lightning.

The third-generation Apple TV was released in March 2012 and many third-party apps have already phased out support for the device. The third-generation model is also the last Apple TV that does not run tvOS, and thus lacks access to the App Store.

In the past, vintage Apple products were no longer eligible for repairs at the Genius Bar or at Apple Authorized Service Providers, but Apple now provides service for up to seven years on vintage products, subject to parts availability.

The original Apple Watch was added to Apple's vintage products list last week.

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Top Rated Comments

LarrySW Avatar
3 weeks ago
I totally forgot Apple made a battery charger
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Enrico Avatar
3 weeks ago

I never even knew Apple had a battery charger. But, $29 for a AA charger + 6 AA-batteries sounds like Apple pricing.
Today it would be at least $59…
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
szw-mapple fan Avatar
3 weeks ago

I never even knew Apple had a battery charger. But, $29 for a AA charger + 6 AA-batteries sounds like Apple pricing.
They were rebranded eneloops with a good charger, which wasn't too bad of a price back in 2010.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
juniormaj Avatar
3 weeks ago

I never even knew Apple had a battery charger. But, $29 for a AA charger + 6 AA-batteries sounds like Apple pricing.
I'm still using mine (including the original batteries), so I'd say that $29 investment was a good one.
They were essentially rebranded "Eneloop" batteries. Eneloop batteries are still sold, and are now the only rechargeable batteries I buy.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stringParameter Avatar
3 weeks ago
That battery charger was epic. Can't believe some of the comments here.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rictus007 Avatar
3 weeks ago

I never even knew Apple had a battery charger. But, $29 for a AA charger + 6 AA-batteries sounds like Apple pricing.
Not sure about the quality but at Amazon I bought a charger recently for $10, it did not comes with a power brick - requires USB-C -and 8 batteries for $17. They are more affordable than ever, but few years ago $30 was a decent price
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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