Apple used to charge $99 to migrate data from your old Mac to the new one. The fee doesn’t really make sense in this day and age but Apple has kept it around for so long. Not anymore, though, as the company has quietly removed the $99 fee it charged for data transfers.
TidBits was the first to spot that Apple had dropped the fee that was prevously charged for migrating data from an old Mac to a newly purchased one. “Beginning April 2, there will be no cost for Data Migrations with the purchase of a new Mac or Data Transfers with a repair,” confirmed an Apple Store Operations Specialist.
This will certainly make life easier for a lot of customers. Regardless of whether they’re picking up a new machine at an Apple Store or simply having a repair done which required migrating data, Apple is now going to do that for customers without any extra charge.
That should have been the case from the get go but, nevertheless, this is better late than never. Do keep in mind that the data migration process could take significant time if you happen to have a lot of data. So do account for that eventuality when you hand off your device to Apple for data migration.
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