Apple has recently updated its iPhone Service Pricing page to discuss the fee to replace a lost or broken AirPod.
$69 for the charging case as well
During the one-year warranty period, Apple will repair or replace any AirPod due to normal issues. If you happen to accidentally damage or lose an AirPod, you’ll be charged $69 for a replacement.
The same fee applies to any broken or lost case that is used to store and charge the wireless earbuds.
Arriving next week
Thanks to the Apple-designed W1 chip, AirPods can automatically connect to an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.
Officially arriving earlier this week, You can purchase the AirPods now directly from Apple for $159.
But if you didn’t order them as they went on sale, you’ll need to be patient. Currently, any order placed from Apple is expected to ship in around six weeks, which would be sometime in late January.
There is a bit of good news, though, as Apple said it expects to have stock at some Apple Stores next week. If you can’t wait, eBay is also a good – but pricey – option to score one next week.
To use the AirPods, you’ll need to have the latest version of macOS, iOS, or watchOS installed on your device.
Apple has also unveiled a trio of user guides for the AirPods. Definitely take a look if you’re interested in learning more about how the earbuds work.