Repairing an Apple Watch Ultra costs more than a Series 8

After the Apple Watch Ultra release this Wednesday, its manufacturer has published the prices associated with its repair in the official store. We learn that changing the battery will cost 129 euros for the device with a diagonal of 49 mm, a titanium frame, GPS and cellular connectivity. And in case it is another damage that needs to be taken care of, it will cost you… 619 euros.

With a AppleCare+ insurance, this amount is however reduced to 75 euros only. This package, which covers your watch in the event of an accident, is offered at 119 euros or for 5.99 euros per month. The prices can however vary according to the countries and are to be put in parallel with the obligatory two-year manufacturer’s guarantee provided by the manufacturer like all the other brands of consumer electronics. Totally free protection in France.

And for the new Series 8?

If now you opt for Apple Watch Series 8 instead, know that its repair costs will be a little different. For example, for the edition with GPS, aluminum case and 45 mm dial, the battery costs 99 euros To replace. A price that does not change if you choose a model signed Hermès, the capacity of the battery being identical here.

In the case of other damages such as broken screen or a defective Digital Crown, the same Apple Watch Series 8 will ask you to pay 359 euros without having subscribed to an AppleCare + subscription. Otherwise it will be 65 euros, not to mention of course the price of the service in question. This amounts to 99 euros or 4.99 euros per month.

Alternatives from other insurers

Depending on the type of contract, there are also certain home insurance who can offer the same kind of troubleshooting. Apple-approved stores also offer similar services or AppleCare+ insurance to be purchased after purchase. In each case, you should nevertheless be aware that you will probably have to give your watch to the technician before recovering it. So plan a backup or a spare wearable if necessary, because Apple does not provide it directly.

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