Replacing lost Apple AirPods is crazy expensive

Wireless. Expensive. Lost.

It looks like Team Coco’s satire video predicted Apple’s solution to lost AirPods.

Back in September, talk show host Conan O’Brien joked about the hardships of losing the wireless earphones to unfortunate circumstances, such as accidentally dropping them a sewer drain or having them end up in a pet’s tummy.

Now, the parody has become reality, as Apple has just laid out a solution for replacing lost AirPods. It basically involves paying up for your misfortunes — and we mean pay up.

Based on Apple’s updated service pricing page, each AirPod costs $69; the same price applies for every lost charging case. So, if you were to replace all three pieces, you’d have to fork out $207. That’s a lot of dough for a whole set that originally costs $159.

Replacing the battery of the earpieces or charging case isn’t that budget-friendly either: $49 each under the one-year warranty, and $69 after a year passes.

Apple AirPods

Worsening the deal is a disclaimer mentioning how all services are “subject to tax and a shipping fee of $6.95.”

This isn’t too surprising, to be honest. Apple is notorious for non-competitive pricing on products new and old, as well as aftersales support. Heck, the Cupertino-based company is even selling a $300 Mac book, which is nothing like the MacBooks we actually find useful.

Consider this as a warning before investing in AirPods for your headphone jack-less iPhone 7, or else you might end up like this guy.

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Source: Apple

Image credit: Team Coco

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