Apple Has Updated Its Battery Service Policy To Include Airpods

Posted: Dec 15 2016, 9:40am CST | by , Updated: Dec 15 2016, 9:44am CST, in News | Apple

 

Apple Has Updated Its Battery Service Policy To Include Airpods
 

Apple has finally been able to release its AirPods. They were initially announced at the iPhone 7 launch ceremony but unfortunately have taken much time to appear in the market. Only a few people happen to have them in their ears and already the discussion has begun on how much it will cost to get batteries in them if they are to be replaced.

As it is common with all devices that require batteries they eventually happen to run out and need to be replaced. This is most likely to happen with the Apple AirPods too. Replacing batteries generally is an expensive process. That makes us guess as to what will be the case for the Apple AirPods. As many of you have spotted by now Apple has updated the iPhone portion of its website.

This area now reflects the battery replacement process for the AirPods. It would have made more sense if the Airpod section had been updated. Anyhow the company is applying the same battery replacement criteria it has for iPhones on AirPods too. iPhones can get a free battery replacement if they fall in the warranty time period and now AirPods will fall in the same AppleCare policy too.

The AppleCare virtues have been discussed a lot earlier. If you are still confused regarding the warranty or devices falling outside the warranty period then you should make it a point to check out AppleCare. If you own both AppleCare and AirPods make sure you have registered everything as required with Apple so that there is no problem with coverage.

In the support section of Apple it is clearly stated that devices which require any sort of repair of replacement without warranty and do not have AppleCare too will be charged $49. It is obvious that AppleCare cannot be brought against AirPods which means current owners of the iPhone will have to attach their new AirPods with existing AppleCare plans.

This will be done in a similar way as owners of AirPort routers and Mac owners were able to before their recent removal from Apple’s lineup. The AirPods are a phenomenal addition in the earphone industry. Fans have been waiting for their release for a very long time. However the battery replacement issue is causing some users to think twice. Lets see how Apple tackles this issue for its latest accessory.

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