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AirPods are on sale, but you’d better hope you don’t lose one

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Apple’s infinitely lose-able AirPods went on sale this week and now we know just much it’ll cost users who manage to mislay one of the wireless wonders.

Apple has updated its US iPhone service page to include AirPods, revealing a cost of $69 to replace a single AirPod. If you lose the charging case that’ll be another $69.

The company isn’t currently offering extended AppleCare warranties for the audio accessories, but these charges will apply whether users are within the standard 12-month warranty or not.

Service and battery repairs will be free within that 12 month warranty (via MacRumors). However, should that fault occur outside of that first year, general service will be $69 and battery replacement $49.

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The only item listed on the UK site is currently the battery service of fee £52.44. We had a long chat with Apple support who eventually told us there was no available UK pricing right now.

AirPods went on sale earlier this week, but those hoping to get them before Christmas could be out of luck. Delivery estimates are now at 6 weeks in some territories.

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Have you bought AirPods? Explain why you're excited for the wireless buds in the comments below.

Richard Martin

December 16, 2016, 8:15 am

If they sound exactly the same as their earpod counterparts then that's £159 wasted.

jimmy

December 16, 2016, 10:17 am

exactly. their track record with earphones is awful. £20 generic Bluetooth ones on amazon would be better.

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