Apple Confirms $US179 Battery Swap Cost for 17' MacBook Pro

We just confirmed with Apple that swapping out the 17" MacBook Pro's non-removable battery will cost $US179 including labour. Fortunately, says Apple, the swap might not be needed for a long time:

From a spokesperson at Apple:

It will likely be years before you need to replace it (1000 cycles at 200 cycles/year = 5 years). You can have the battery replaced at any Apple Store or Apple-authorised reseller. The replacement battery is priced at $US179, which includes installation of the new battery and environmentally-responsible disposal of the old battery.

The non-removable MacBook Air battery costs $US129 to replace, though the lifespan is not promised to be as great. [Apple]

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