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The Apple AirPods Pro are wireless earbuds that connect to an iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth. They feature noise cancellation and hands-free calling capabilities, along with a built-in rechargeable battery.
AirPods Pro are the continuation of the incredibly popular original AirPods. However, the Pro version has new improvements that can benefit the user.
Unfortunately, as with any wireless headphones, the AirPod Pros are notorious for being lost or dropped and therefore broken.
If you have one working AirPod Pro but the other is a bust, and you don’t want to buy an entirely new pair, you can replace it! Let’s look at your options in more detail.
Replacing A Lost AirPod Pro With Apple
Apple does offer a replacement option for their headphones if you lose one! This would be the simplest way of replacing your AirPod as you can rest assured that it is coming from a reputable source.
You can purchase either a replacement AirPod Pro or even the charging case.
If you are replacing your AirPod Pro through Apple, the headphone will be new rather than refurbished. Here are the costs if you opt for buying through Apple.
- AirPod Pro Replacement: $89 for each headphone
- Wireless AirPod Pro Charging Case: $99
- MagSafe AirPod Pro Charging Case: $99
These costs are considered ‘lost fees’ and therefore are not covered through Apple Care for headphones. So, you will be paying more for replacing a lost AirPod Pro, even if you have paid for AppleCare.
Replacing A Damaged AirPod Pro With Apple
Apple will also replace a damaged AirPod Pro if it cannot be repaired. If you have AppleCare, the price will be slightly lower than if you were to purchase a replacement without a warranty.
Here are the prices to expect if replacing a damaged AirPod Pro through Apple.
- AirPod Pro Replacement: $29 for each headphone with Apple Care, $89 without Applecare
- Wireless AirPod Pro Charging Case: $29 for each headphone with Apple Care, $89 without Applecare
- MagSafe AirPod Pro Charging Case: $29 for each headphone with Apple Care, $89 without Applecare
Replacing An AirPod Pro Without Apple
Some people might be disheartened to note the expensive prices that Apple lists for replacing one AirPod Pro.
Unfortunately, no other companies are selling just one AirPod to replace a missing or damaged one with. This might make you think that you have no choice but to go with Apple.
While this might be true for new AirPod Pro headphones, you can sometimes get a replacement through secondhand sites such as eBay.
There are often adverts for people selling their AirPod Pros individually – perhaps they are trying to get more money for them, or they have lost the other as well.
These AirPod Pro headphones might not be new, but they can often have lower price points between $15 and $50. It is also worth checking out Facebook Marketplace for similar offers.
The issue with using a secondhand site to get your AirPod Pro is that you could accidentally purchase an inauthentic headphone.
This will not work as well as a real AirPod Pro, meaning it might be a waste of money.
If using a site such as eBay or Facebook Marketplace to purchase a replacement AirPod Pro, make sure that you choose a reputable seller that has definitive proof of its authenticity.
There are a few ways to replace your AirPod Pro. You can either use Apple’s replacement offer, or you can use a secondhand site to purchase a cheaper alternative.
However, if you want to ensure that you are getting a genuine product, then you should buy a brand new AirPod Pro from Apple’s replacement scheme.