Last week, Apple announced the iPhone 14 series comprising the iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, and the iPhone 14 Pro Max. Recently, the iPhone maker had also released details pertaining to their battery capacities, which revealed an improvement compared to its predecessors. According to a fresh report, this increased capacity is coming at a cost—$99 to be precise.
As listed on Apple’s iPhone Repair & Service page, you’ll have to shell out $99 to replace the battery in your iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, or iPhone 14 Pro Max. To compare, it costs $69 to replace the battery on the iPhone 13. This marks a price increase of around 43 percent if you compare the same battery replacement services for both devices.
Meanwhile, users outside the US have it even worse. The cost of battery replacement on the iPhone 14 has jumped from £69 to £105 for users in the UK. This can be attributed to the current financial conditions, with the dollar reigning strong.
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As for the older iPhone models, the cost of repairing the batteries continues to remain the same at $69. The iPhone SE battery is even cheaper to repair, costing $49.
Do note that these prices are applicable for replacements that are outside the usual one-year warranty or AppleCare+ plan. With AppleCare+, battery replacements will be free as long as you pay for the plan.
Apple hasn’t mentioned the reason for the price hike. We’re not sure if such a steep price increase is warranted, considering that the battery capacity on the new iPhone 14 series is only slightly higher than that if its predecessors.
The iPhone 14 is reported to offer up to 20 hours of video playback, while Apple claims that the iPhone 14 Plus supports up to 26 hours. Meanwhile, the iPhone 14 Pro is said to feature up to 23 hours of video playback, and the top-end iPhone 14 Pro Max is touted to offer up to 29 hours.