If you are up for a battery refresh on your iPhone, the time is right now. Apple has sent out a notice on its website confirming that it will hike the prices of batteries on its iPhones starting as early as March 1st. Once the rates go live, you will have to pay up to $89* for a battery replacement on iPhones.
Apple Battery Swap May Not Be a Cheap Option Either
According to the latest update, you will have to pay an additional $20 for batteries for iPhone 14 series. If you go for notched iPhones from X through 13, the current battery pricing is $69. With the onset of the new pricing hike, you will have to pay $20 on top of the existing pricing on a battery swap, i.e. $89.
iPhone SE and iPhone 8 and all other earlier models that had a $49 battery for swap, will now cost $69 post-March 1st, 2023.
You can get the battery replaced at Apple retail locations or you can use Apple’s self-repair program to do it. However, it is unclear if the prices for battery replacements via self-repair program will rise concurrently as well.
The Cupertino-based giant didn’t mention any explicit reason why it is hiking the prices for a battery swap. It officially ended its one-year $29 replacement offer in 2019 which was launched right after its CPU throttling issue caught attention worldwide.
With that being said, the cost of a battery swap via Apple retail stores and the self-repair program is almost the same. There’s a potential that the cost for the latter might hike although we will have to wait for more updates to come across, in case.