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Apple Increases Prices for Apple Watch Battery Replacements

Apple has raised the cost of battery replacements for Apple Watch Series 4 and newer from $79 to $99. The move follows a similar price increase for other Apple products earlier this year.

Apple Increases Apple Watch Battery Replacement Cost to $99

Apple has announced a price increase for most Apple Watch battery replacements, hiking the price from $79 to $99 for Series 4 devices and newer. The new pricing can be verified on the company’s Apple Watch Service and Repair website.

The move doesn't come as a surprise for many Apple customers, as the company had previously raised the prices for battery replacements for iPhones, iPads, and Macs by $20 to $50.

While the cost hike is unfortunate, a battery replacement can offer a cost-effective way to extend the life of an older but otherwise functional device. Many, like the author, are contemplating battery replacements for their devices, like the iPhone 12 Mini, as a more affordable alternative to buying a new device.

For users who have Apple Watch Series 4 or newer, the cost increase means they will need to evaluate whether the longer lifespan granted by a new battery justifies the higher price point, especially as new models are continually being released.