Lose an AirPod? Don't panic! Apple will replace it for $69

It's funny how something designed to be a joke on television can ape real life. Back in September, we passed along a video from Conan O'Brien's Team Coco that was supposed to be a satirized television ad for Apple's in-ear, Bluetooth powered, wireless AirPods. The running joke in the video is that the AirPods keep falling out of users' ears forcing them to buy a replacement, helping Apple ring up some big business.

Just the other day, Apple finally launched the magical wireless AirPods. Since the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus don't come with a 3.5mm earphone jack, Apple has developed a ready-made market for the $159.99 product. But what happens when one of the AirPods pops out of a user's ear and can't be found? Are they doomed to a life of one-eared listening? Of course not. Just like the solution seen in the Team Coco video, where there is money, there is a way.

According to Apple's support page, the warranty on the AirPods covers a damaged unit for up to one year. But if an AirPod goes missing or pops out of an ear and drops right down the sewer, Apple will sell a replacement for $69. Repairs outside of the warranty period will also cost $69. While battery problems are covered for a year under the warranty, once that expires it will cost $49 to service the battery on the AirPods and the carrying case. Speaking of the carrying case, which doubles as a charging dock, if lost it will cost $69 for a new one.

The best thing that you can do is make sure that you never lose your AirPods, and that they stay firmly stuck inside your ear. If they fall out, you will find yourself copying the Team Coco ad that you can view by clicking on the video below.

Thanks for sending this in!

source: AppleSupport, Team Coco



1. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Ha ha. I wasn't expecting you guys to actually use my screenshot.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6861; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Don't expect any credit for tipping them either.

34. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

They have buy it depends on the author.

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

$69.....*flips desk*

21. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

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42. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

┻━┻︵ \(°□°)/ ︵ ┻━┻

4. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

If you somehow end up having to replace all 3 components to the set it would cost you $207.

12. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

It makes sense, you wouldn't want people to buy these at an equal or lower price than buying the whole thing, then they could sell it and profit at Apple's expense. Not that the Airpods are not overpriced, of course

5. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

So wait.....you're paying 160...which is 80 bucks for each.....if you lose one they'll kindly replace it for another 70?!!! Apple can suck it!!! Not buying this crap. I do own a ton of apple products but I refuse to buy this stupid accessory.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Nope...i still stand for wired headphones... ...and this is dumb. Yet, some will justify this move.

8. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

No wires, doesn't block outside sound fully, integration with all of my apple stuff, no wires at all, 5 hour plus another 21( I think) and a one year in store replacement if something goes wrong. I'll be buying them. I actually can't find another pair of wireless earbuds that don't block all outside sound. I also like the sound of the EarPods for day to day use. I have my totems mites at home for proper listening.

14. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

The Anker NB10 set isn't sleek but it's rain proof, will DEFINITELY not fall out of your ears and blocks out most outside sound. They get about 6 hours battery life, sound way better than apples wired set and online run you $35 or less. Been using these along wired headphones the past couple of weeks.

24. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Those are not even comparable. If I wanted something that big I'd just get a proper set of Bose or jay birds. Also, I can't sit with those at work (they look silly) and I need something that DOES let me hear outside sound (kids at home and at work). The closest earbuds I came to buying are the jaybird freedoms. But again I run into the issue of blocking sound too much. Also, I honestly enjoy the EarPods quality and they never fall out.

38. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Also, I can't sit with those at work (they look silly)" And to you, having some shaft hanging and pointing to your mouth looks better? Beauty sure is in the eye of the beholder...

45. Tizo101

Posts: 595; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

how do you have these earpods? is it the 21 of Dec already or do you have a review pair?

49. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Why would I need a review pair. Of course I don't own them but what did I say that makes you think I should have a pair?

7. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

iSheeps' livers are ready to be traded with the AirPod.

26. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol the way some of you guys sound over a persons choice of phone/earbuds makes me think you are in fact the sheep. Why else would you be so offended/insecure by it?

10. yyuu1000

Posts: 260; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Better options out there.

11. SonyOwner unregistered

This is the most stupid stuff of 2016. But i don't wonder why. It's from America. Ugliest designed earphones. But ofcourse, it will sell well because Americans don't know the word "innovation" American should tour in Asia. Try to visit Japan, Singapore, China, Hongkong etc. You will see the "real" world.

16. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Just visit Japan. You'll have a tech mindgasm.

17. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

Yet your asians tech giants copies every move of American companies and relies on the software developed by us major giants. So don't know what innovation you are talking about.

39. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Not all Asian are chinese, you dump.

20. k9luvr

Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016

Is this a fake news story?

31. peegieislim

Posts: 68; Member since: Dec 14, 2016

No this is not coming from cnn and nbc

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

exactly what the ignorant sheep will be doing. Thats why Apple made them that way. So you can lose them and they make more money off your ignorance. Samsung smarter, better, faster...STRONGER!

28. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Of course you'd be here. I'm curious, what are you gonna do about the 2K you spent on Note 7s once they've bricked? I'd imagine such a hefty purchase for such a flawed product has not gone over well with your "alleged" spouse. I look forward to your no doubt flawless monetary decision......

32. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

This article is not about the note 7 so doesn't matter. Now about the article I do think it is good you can get a replacement but I do think it should be about $10 to $15 cheaper then they are.

33. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016


36. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1339; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

They're still offering full refunds on those.

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