Apple Will Replace iPhone Batteries Regardless of Their Condition
The controversy surrounding Apple’s admission that it slows down older iPhones is among the worst PR disasters the company has faced it some time. However, Apple has taken several steps to rectify the problem including slashing the price of its battery replacement program by $50. Eligible customers can get a replacement battery for their iPhone 6 or iPhone 7 for $29.
One lingering question regarding the battery replacement program was how Apple was defining eligible. There were some concerns that the company would only replace batteries which fell below the threshold of 80 percent. It is at this point that the software which will slow down older iPhones kicks in. However, internal documents reveal that Apple will be offering replacement batteries to all owners of the iPhone 6 and up. Presumably, the company will still conduct diagnostic tests on iPhones in case the owner does not want to upgrade a functioning battery, but all customers will have the option.
Additionally, users who paid the $79 replacement fee may be eligible for a refund. Those customers are instructed to contact Apple support who will assist them in receiving a refund for the price difference.
Those interested in taking advantage of Apple’s battery replacement program can do so at their nearest Apple store. The offer will last at least a year.
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