Lost An Airpod? Here's How Much You Need To Pay To Buy One Piece

By Chris Benjamin, Parent Herald December 19, 07:00 am

Airpod owners will need to take good care not to lose their AirPods, Apple's latest wireless earphones in the advent of the Apple iPhone 7 not having the 3.5mm earphone jack, after Apple announced a heavy price for losing the wireless earphones.

According to TechCrunch, Apple detailed in the iPhone's service pricing page that they will charge $69 for a single lost or broken AirPod or charging case. This means that it will cost $138 for two lost Apple Airpods, just roughly $21 less than buying a new set. Currently, Apple AirPods are on sale for $159.

The Apple AirPods were expected to launch in October, after it was unveiled together with the Apple iPhone 7 in September. But Apple decided to delay the launch of the wireless earphone for undisclosed reasons.

The Apple Airpods will come in a charging case, and will be able to connect to a wide range of Apple products like the Apple iPhone and even the Mac PCs thorugh bluetooth. BBC mentions that it might be possible to develop a feature to help locate lost AirPods in the future instead of having to buy a replacement.

Reports mention that people in Australia and New Zealand have began receiving their AirPods. According to 9to5mac, a number of early buyers of the wireless earphones in Australia and New Zealand posted on Twitter and Instagram their newly-received AirPods. They also mention that the AirPods are also available in-store in the region.

9to5Mac reported that Apple said last week that the AirPods are already available for purchase and will begin shipping on the 19th at the earliest outside of US, while delivery estimates for people in US starts in 21 for early purchases. Apple Stores and Authorized re-sellers and carriers will have limited stocks of the AirPod this week says the report.

Stores will be receiving regular shipments of the AirPods, so buyers are encouraged to check online for availability and estimated delivery dates. The AirPods will be available in over 100 countries, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, France, and UK.

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