Apple outlines HomePod repair fees

Apple has published a new HomePad Service and Repair page, outlining the warranty, service, and coverage options available for the new speaker. For users who opt not to purchase AppleCare+ for HomePod, Apple will be charging a $279 service fee for any damage that isn’t covered under warranty, or any service after the one-year warranty expires. By comparison, Apple is selling AppleCare+ for the HomePod for $39, which extends the warranty for up to two years and adds two incidents of accidental damage coverage for a $39 per incident service fee, meaning that a user purchasing AppleCare+ could replace a damaged HomePod twice for less than half the cost of a single non-AppleCare+ replacement. [via MacRumors]