Those with an iPhone should know that starting March 1, 2023, Apple will raise battery replacement prices. The increase only applies to those who have an iPhone 13 or older. The cost of replacing the battery in any model of iPhone 14 or later remains the same.
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What are the prices for replacing my iPhone battery?
Apple increases the price of replacing your iPhone battery by $20 for all iPhone 13 models and older. Current battery replacement prices for these models are as follows:
$69 for a battery repair:
- iPhone 13 Pro/Max
- iPhone 13/mini
- iPhone 12 Pro/Max
- iPhone 12/mini
- iPhone 11 Pro/Max
- iPhone 11
- iPhone XS/Max
- iPhone XR
- iPhone X.
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$49 for a battery repair:
- iPhone SE (all three generations)
- iPhone 8/Plus
- iPhone 7/Plus
- iPhone 6S/Plus
- iPhone 6/Plus
- iPhone 5/5C.
On March 1, 2023, all models that currently cost €69 to repair will increase to €89, and all models that cost €49 to repair will increase to €69. These prices are still cheaper than what it costs to replace a battery. replace an iPhone 14 series or later, which costs $99.
The iPhone 14 model has only been out for a few months, so no one should be replacing those batteries, which is why Apple is leaving that price as it is.
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However, it’s important to note that these prices only apply to those who don’t have an AppleCare or AppleCare+ plan for their devices. Those with these plans are eligible for battery replacement at no additional cost.
Does this also apply to the MacBook and iPad?
Yes, Apple is also increasing the battery change price for the MacBook and iPad starting March 1, 2023. MacBook Air battery replacement will be increased by $30 and MacBook Pro battery replacement will be increased by $50. Battery replacement for iPads will increase by $20.
When should I replace my iPhone’s battery?
It is recommended that those of you with an iPhone replace your batteries once they have less than 80% battery charge. This means that on a full charge, your iPhone will hold less than 80% of the charge it had when it was new, which can cause various issues with the device’s performance. To check if your phone needs a new battery, follow these steps:
- Go to you Settings app
- Select Battery
- Crane Battery status and charging
- Look at you Maximum capacity percentage. If it’s below 80%, it’s time to buy a new battery.
Should I just buy a new phone instead?
It just depends on whether you prefer a newer phone model or not. A newer model will certainly have better functionality than your old one. However, it is much more expensive to buy a new phone than to replace the battery on your old one.
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If you like your current phone model, but the battery is just too old, then replacement is probably the best and cheapest bet for you.
Are you planning to replace your iPhone battery before March 1? Let us know how your device’s performance improves once you do this.
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