Apple Watch Express Replacement Service
Replace your Apple Watch quickly with AppleCare+
What is Express Replacement Service?
Express Replacement Service is a benefit of your AppleCare+ coverage. It’s exclusively available through AppleCare+. If your Apple Watch is eligible, we can send you a replacement before you return your original product to us. We'll include packaging to return your product.
How much does Express Replacement Service cost?
If you order Express Replacement Service through your AppleCare+ plan, there’s no fee for the express delivery. Any fees you might pay will be for the replacement Apple Watch.
Some issues might be covered under the Apple Limited Warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law, in which case there’s no fee to replace your product. If your Apple Watch has accidental damage, you’ll pay an AppleCare+ service fee, as shown below.
|Model||AppleCare+ service fee|
|Apple Watch and Apple Nike+||NZ$ 119|
|Apple Watch Edition||NZ$ 139|
If you’ve already used both incidents of accidental damage that come with AppleCare+, you’ll pay an out-of-warranty fee for your replacement, as shown on our pricing page.
How do I return my original product?
We’ll send your replacement Apple Watch with shipping materials and instructions. Your replacement will have factory settings. Return your original Apple Watch to us within 10 business days of your request to avoid paying the full replacement value.
Before you return your Apple Watch to us, be sure to
- Charge your Apple Watch.
- Unpair your Apple Watch from your iPhone.
- Remove your band and keep it along with your charging cable and other accessories. You’ll need these after your Apple Watch service.
- Make sure you know your Apple ID and password.
What are the charges on my credit card?
When you request Express Replacement Service, we put a temporary authorization on your credit card to cover the full replacement value of your product. This authorization will expire if:
- Your repair is covered under warranty, AppleCare+, or consumer law. Depending on the issue and your coverage, you might still need to pay an out-of-warranty or service fee, and;
- We receive your original product within 10 business days
- Your original device does not have severe damage or unauthorized modifications
Replacement value fees - New Zealand
When we send you a replacement Apple Watch through Express Replacement Service, you need to return your originally purchased product to us within 10 business days. If we don’t receive it after 10 days, we'll charge you the full replacement value, as shown below.
If we receive your Apple Watch and find that it was severely damaged in an accident or it's inoperable after unauthorized modifications, you'll pay the full replacement value.
Apple Watch Series 5 replacement value fees
|Apple Watch Series 5||Replacement value|
|Aluminum (GPS)||NZ$ 729||NZ$ 779|
|Nike (GPS)||NZ$ 729||NZ$ 779|
Apple Watch Series 4 replacement value fees
|Apple Watch Series 4||Replacement value|
|Aluminum (GPS)||NZ$ 629||NZ$ 679|
|Nike (GPS)||NZ$ 629||NZ$ 679|
Apple Watch Series 3 replacement value fees
|Apple Watch Series 3||Replacement value|
|Aluminum (GPS)||NZ$ 349||NZ$ 399|
|Nike+ (GPS)||NZ$ 349||NZ$ 399|
Apple Watch Series 1 & 2 replacement value fees (2nd generation)
|Apple Watch Series 1 & 2 (2nd generation)||Replacement value|
|Aluminum (Series 1)||NZ$ 339||NZ$ 389
|Aluminum (Series 2)||NZ$ 529||NZ$ 579|
|Nike+ (Series 2)||NZ$ 529||NZ$ 579|
|Stainless Steel (Series 2)||NZ$ 849||NZ$ 949|
|Edition (White Ceramic)||NZ$ 2,049||NZ$ 2,149|
Apple Watch replacement value fees (1st generation)
|Apple Watch (1st generation)||Replacement value|
|Sport||NZ$ 339||NZ$ 429|
|Apple Watch||NZ$ 779||NZ$ 849|
|Edition||NZ$ 13,779||NZ$ 17,199|
Fees are in New Zealand dollars and include GST. Your replacement Apple Watch will be new or equivalent to new. Apple reserves the right to change the replacement value on this web page from time to time.