HomePod repairs cost almost as much as a new HomePod

Tech 9-2-2018 The Verge 49

This may not come as a huge surprise, but it’s going to be pricey if you break Apple’s fully sealed and densely packed new speaker. Repair pricing for the HomePod was posted to Apple’s website today, and the number is high enough that it’s clear you should invest in a warranty if you’re worried about breaking one: an out-of-warranty repair from Apple will cost $279 in the US, which is 80 percent of the price of a brand-new HomePod. So you’re not so much repairing it as getting a small discount on a new one.

Apple’s warranty only runs for two years, but it’s relatively cheap (as far as Apple warranties go) at just $39 — though there’s an additional $39 service fee for accidental damage. Two years isn’t a lot of time, particularly for a...

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