Your iPhone Battery Replacement From Apple Is Getting More Expensive, Here Are The Details
Apple has announced an increase in the price of a battery replacement on a number of its iPhones, although those with the very latest models will still pay the same fee.
Apple’s own website now lists all iPhone models older than the iPhone 14 series as having increased battery replacement prices — they’ve all risen by $20, as noted by 9to5Mac.
This change means that iPhone battery replacements that would normally cost $69 will cost $89 from March, while iPhone 14 devices will remain at the existing $99 replacement price that has been in place since the handsets went on sale in September.
The price increase will affect all iPhone batteries, including the older iPhone models like the iPhone 8.
Apple currently charges $69 for newer iPhone generations like iPhone 13, iPhone 12, iPhone 11 and iPhone X. iPhone SE and iPhone 8 and earlier models are charged at $49. These prices will last until the end of February, and increase by $20 beginning March 1, 2023.
While Apple doesn’t appear to have yet increased the price of the batteries available via its Self Service Repair program, we can surely expect that to happen over the coming days or weeks. Those prices tend to mimic those that Apple charges for its own in-house repairs, suggesting a price hike is just around the corner.
If your iPhone’s battery is getting ready to be replaced, now might be the time to act — before that March price increase kicks in this March 1.