Apple’s replacing my AirPods Pro tips for free

boshii

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I’m not sure if it’s an AppleCare+ thing or not but I set up the replacement online and there was no fee. I was under the impression that there will be a cost even with AppleCare+.
 

Jutah

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I’m not sure if it’s an AppleCare+ thing or not but I set up the replacement online and there was no fee. I was under the impression that there will be a cost even with AppleCare+.
Which option did you choose on the app the set up the replacement?
 
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boshii

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Which option did you choose on the app the set up the replacement?
Yea I would love to know that was well
I initially tried to do it through the app but it only gave me the option to message somebody about the issue. The rep I was chatting with was asking me to mail in my AirPods so they can replace the ear tip. I knew that wasn't right so I ended the chat and tried again on my computer. There, I was able to select "replace an AirPods or ear tip" , 'replace your AirPods pro ear tips", then "order replacements".
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Had that too. The replacement tips came in a large box containing a small box containing even smaller tips...

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Do you have AppleCare+?
 
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Jutah

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i'm trying but it charges ne 16 bucks fior a couple of tips... i have AC+ as also.
 

boshii

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i'm trying but it charges ne 16 bucks fior a couple of tips... i have AC+ as also.
That’s strange. I thought they were $3.95 a pair.

I just tried to order another replacement set of tips and it’s showing that they would be free again even though I just received a set of replacements.
 

Jutah

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That’s strange. I thought they were $3.95 a pair.

I just tried to order another replacement set of tips and it’s showing that they would be free again even though I just received a set of replacements.
are you doing the following?
Assistance request
Lost or missing airpods
Tips replacement and so forth?

pay attention they’re not using your apple care plan
 

boshii

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are you doing the following?
Assistance request
Lost or missing airpods
Tips replacement and so forth?

pay attention they’re not using your apple care plan
I’m at support.apple.com. Select AirPods, select replace AirPod or an ear tip, replace your AirPods pro ear tips, order replacements. This is all on a desktop computer.
 

Jutah

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i've tried again, now that mu AC+ has been activated. The cost is 0.
I'm pretty sure that you can ask for a replacement for free but you fire one of the 2 bullets you have with the AC+.

Check, but pretty sure it's that.
 

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I’m not sure if it’s an AppleCare+ thing or not but I set up the replacement online and there was no fee. I was under the impression that there will be a cost even with AppleCare+.
Apple will always go above and beyond to delight their customers. It's always good to hear stories like this.
 

Jutah

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No. The repair status says in bold "No part return required. Your repair is completed".
now that my AC+ is active and not still "elaborating" i see 0 as well.
Could you please confirm me that your AC+ hasn't been touched with these order?
Do you still have your 2 repair included in the AC+?
 

boshii

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now that my AC+ is active and not still "elaborating" i see 0 as well.
Could you please confirm me that your AC+ hasn't been touched with these order?
Do you still have your 2 repair included in the AC+?
The two repairs included with AC+ cover accidental damage of the actual airpods from handling and will require a $29 fee. Replacing ear tips will not use up one of the repairs. I guess it's just a perk of AC+.

If you're concerned about it you can try calling Apple and asking.
 

Jutah

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The two repairs included with AC+ cover accidental damage of the actual airpods from handling and will require a $29 fee. Replacing ear tips will not use up one of the repairs. I guess it's just a perk of AC+.

If you're concerned about it you can try calling Apple and asking.
yes, they say it's a benefit for who has the AC+ plan. Don't how many tips we can change. How many days it took the shipping?
 

boshii

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yes, they say it's a benefit for who has the AC+ plan. Don't how many tips we can change. How many days it took the shipping?
I ordered them on a Friday and received them Monday. They shipped them via UPS Overnight Air Saver.

They didn't come in a box like the above poster pictured. They came in an envelope made of recycled material that fluffs everywhere when you open it so open it slowly or over a garbage can. Inside the envelope was the smaller white box that held the ear tips inside.
 
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