Apple has increased the worth of most Apple Watch battery replacements, as reported by 9to5Mac. The swaps used to cost $79, but now, for Apple Watch Series 4 devices and newer, you’ll need to cough up $99. You can see the costs for yourself on the corporate’s Apple Watch Service and Repair website by sifting through different versions and models.
It’s unlucky that a few of the battery alternative fees are going up, but I’m also not surprised to see it. Apple bumped up the costs of battery replacements in some iPhones, iPads, and Macs by $20 to $50 earlier this yr.
Still, paying for a battery alternative will be a very good strategy to get some extra life out of an older device that otherwise works just effective. It’s what I’m personally eager about doing to maintain my iPhone 12 Mini humming along for so long as I can. As tempting as a USB-C-based iPhone is, I’m not willing to drop the money for one just yet.