AirPods Max Battery Service Fee Costs $109 in Canada for Out-of-Warranty Repair

Apple’s latest AirPods Max wireless headphones, announced yesterday and priced at an eye-popping $779 in Canada, are set to launch on December 15, 2020.

If you get AppleCare+ for your headphones, it will cost $79 in Canada, which includes coverage for all parts of the device including battery issues.

But what if you don’t have AppleCare+ and you’re out of warranty? The battery service fee for AirPods Max comes in at $109 CAD in Canada.

“If your battery has a manufacturing issue and it’s covered by our warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law, we’ll service it for no additional cost. If your battery issue isn’t covered, we offer battery service for a fee,” explains Apple’s website.

“If you have AppleCare+ for Headphones, it offers replacement coverage if your AirPod or Charging Case battery holds less than 80 percent of its original capacity,” details Apple.

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If you want to buy replacement AirPods Max ear cushions, those are coming soon and will cost $85 CAD.

Despite the astronomical price tag, AirPods Max appear to be quite popular (or there’s a mysterious short supply) as new orders are now showing delivery times of 12-14 weeks.