As the date of launch of Apple Watch is nearing, excitement is mounting up. Apple aficionados need to know more and more information related to this smart watch. On the other hand, brand too divulges crucial information via reliable sources. In one such tip-off, Apple has disclosed the out-of-warranty service price of Apple watch.
The brand reveals that it would charge an out-of-warranty service fee of $229, $329 and $2,800 for the Sport, Watch and Edition models respectively. These charges are for repairs not included by Apple’s limited one-year warranty or AppleCare+ extended coverage scheme. The brand has also made available out-of-warranty battery service, which is priced at $79 in addition to an applicable $6.95 shipping charge.
This service will be provided to all those nine countries, where Apple is planning to launch its smart watch in first phase; these countries include United States, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and United Kingdom. It goes without saying that service charges will differ as per the currency of local markets.
|Model||Out-of-warranty service fee||Out-of-warranty battery service|
|Apple Watch Sport||$229||$79|
|Apple Watch Edition||$2800|
Apart from this service, Apple will also offer express replacement service for its smart watch consumers that shop for AppleCare+ for this watch plan. On consumer’s request, the brand will dispatch a package to return an Apple watch for repair or service, and ship the replacement unit around two or three business days later. Given the brand image of Apple, it is needless to say that you will get the same model you originally bought.
Good news is that express replacement service is free for the Apple watch. However, consumers should keep in mind that Apple will charge a late or non-return fee of $35.50 to $60.50 (Sport), $85.50 to $135.50 (Watch) or $2,600 to $3,600 (Edition) if the brand does not receive your original Apple Watch after more than 10 business days.
|Model||Replacement Value||Out-of-warranty service fee||Late fee|
|Apple Watch Sport 38mm||$300||$229||$35.5|
|Apple Watch sport 42mm||$350||$60.50|
|Apple Watch Stainless Steel 38mm||$500||$329||$85.50|
|Apple Watch Stainless Steel 42mm||$550||$110.50|
|Apple Watch Space Black Stainless Steel 38mm||$550||$110.50|
|Apple Watch Space Black Stainless Steel 42mm||$600||$135.50|
|Apple Watch Edition 38mm||$8000||$2800||$2600|
|Apple Watch Edition 42mm||$10000||$3600|
The prices listed here are according to official service by Apple in the US, while pricing and terms differ for service by an Apple Authorized Service Provider. The fine print reads that if your smart watch is broken into pieces, Apple is not going to repair your device.