Should you get AppleCare Plus for your AirPods Pro?

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Should you get AppleCare Plus for your AirPods Pro?

Best answer: Yes, AppleCare+ for AirPods Pro is worth the extra $29 for the AirPods Pro because it protects you from any manufacturing issue you might have as well as up to two incidents of accidental damage.

What is Apple's standard warranty?

Every new Apple product comes with a one-year limited warranty, and the Airpods Pro are no different. If you opt to go with the standard warranty on the AirPods Pro, here's what you'll get.

  • One-year limited warranty for hardware
  • 90-day complimentary support

The one-year limited hardware warranty only covers manufacturing faults with the AirPods Pro, and it won't cover any damage. If that's what you want you'll need AppleCare+ for Headphones, which will give you AppleCare+ for your AirPods Pro.

What AppleCare+ for Headphones

If you want more significant coverage for your AirPods Pro, which are some of the best noise-canceling headphones you can buy, you can purchase AppleCare+ for Headphones, which comes with the following benefits:

  • Two years of Apple-certified service and support coverage
  • 24/7 priority access to technical support
  • Up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage (subject to a service fee of $29 plus applicable tax)
  • Headphones, battery service (if holding less than 80% charge), and charging cable coverage

As you can see, AppleCare+ for Headphones covers a lot more than just the standard warranty. The stand-out benefits are the accidental damage coverage and the battery service.

If you happen to break your AirPods Pro by accident, you can get them fixed for a charge less than the cost of a new pair. Plus, if the battery is having trouble charging, or holding a charge, you can also get the battery serviced!

How much does it cost?

AppleCare+ for Headphones on your AirPods Pro will cost you $29, which is not a lot of money for more coverage. Plus, you don't have to buy the AppleCare+ when you buy the AirPods Pro — you can purchase it separately within 60 days of your original purchase if you need some time to think about it.

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 

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