The service page as it appeared on 14th December 2016: The service page as it appears today: What's happened is Apple have increased the cost of replacing the batteries out of warranty from $49 to $147. They had uploaded one thing, and then the next day they changed it to treble the cost. This is hugely disappointing because I was very happy when the original version was posted. I'm much more concerned about having the battery wear out than I am about losing my AirPods. Given that Apple is selling a device that clearly does not have a replaceable battery, and clearly has the ability to get through multiple battery cycles a day, this is very annoying. You basically have to pay the cost of an entire new pair to get the battery capacity back to where it is usable!