Apple Pencil Battery Replacement Service

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by appleguy123, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

    appleguy123

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    Apple offers a battery replacement for the Apple Pencil for $29 according to their website. What exactly do they do? Do they actually replace the battery somehow? Or do they just replace the pencil with a new one with a fresh battery? I don't really see how they could get into the pencil non-destructively to replace the battery.
     
  2. Nanotyrns macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it's a 'refurbished' Pencil, or even a 'new' one. Looking at ifixit's teardown it doesn't seem possible to just open it and replace the battery. Considering the 'cost' is just $29 it could be that the true cost of one replacement of a Pencil is already built into the price of a new one. In all likelihood Apple already knew what the potential fail rate is for the battery and those calculations go right into the retail price.
     
  3. appleguy123 thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yeah I chatted to Apple support and they're just sending me a new pencil.
     

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