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.
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.