Better keep it safe: Apple HomePod repair costs $279

Better keep it safe: Apple HomePod repair costs nearly as much as a new one
If you've decided to buy the Apple HomePod – Apple's take on smart speakers – you better keep it safe. Apple has announced its out-of-warranty repair fees for the HomePod, and they're everything but low.

If you live in the US, you will have to give Apple $279 if you want your HomePod to live a second life. That's in case the smart speaker is severely damaged and the damage is not due to a manufacturing problem, which the one year warranty covers. To give you a brief comparison, a new HomePod will cost you $349, meaning that the repair fee is around 80% of the retail price.

To be on the safe side, you have the option to purchase an Apple Care+ plan for the HomePod within 60 days of your initial purchase. Apple's warranty extension program costs $39 and drops the service price significantly, giving you up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a $39 fee.

Apple HomePod repair costs in the US:

You can get service for you HomePоd with an appointment from an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized reseller. Furthermore, you have the option to pay Apple $19,95 to send you a box in which you can send your HomePod for service.

source: Apple via MacRumors

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