Replacing a lost AirPods Pro earbud isn’t cheap

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AirPods Pro bring Active Noise Cancellation with superior sound to the AirPods family.
It'll cost you $89 to replace a lost AirPods Pro bud.
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Apple fans will start getting their hands on its brand-new AirPods Pro headphones this week. And they’ll want to make sure they don’t lose them. Replacing a lost bud or charging case is a pricey affair.

AirPods Pro improve upon Apple’s already excellent wireless buds by adding active noise cancellation and other awesome features you won’t find anywhere else. But they cost quite a bit more than the originals.

At $249, AirPods Pro run $50 more expensive than regular AirPods with a Wireless Charging Case, or $90 more than regular AirPods with a standard case. Apple also will charge more to replace the high-end earbuds if you lose one.

AirPods Pro cost $89 to replace

Apple updated its website today to confirm that it will cost you $89 (each) to replace lost AirPods Pro earbuds. It also will run you $89 to replace a lost AirPods Pro Wireless Charging Case.

In comparison, it costs $69 to replace a regular AirPod.

There is a more affordable option for those who tend to lose things. You can protect your AirPods Pro with AppleCare+, which reduces the cost of a replacement to just $29.

AppleCare+ for AirPods, AirPods Pro and other Apple headphones costs $29 upfront, and covers you for an additional two years (three in total).

Order yours today

Don’t let the replacement costs put you off AirPods Pro. With a new sweat-resistant design, superior sound quality, and great battery life, they’re Apple’s best wireless headphones to date.

You can order yours today for $249. Shipping starts this Wednesday, October 30.