Apple will replace your iPhone battery for $29 regardless of test results

03 January, 2018, 02:12 | Author: Kathy Ellis
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Apple previously announced that it would replace any degraded batteries in the iPhone6 and above for a lower price of $29.

Many customers had interpreted the move as a way to for Apple to juice demand for newer iPhone models, their suspicions fueled by the fact that the company didn't initially disclose the slowdowns or its reasons for them. But that doesn't give you a lot of information - and certainly doesn't suggest that your phone may be sluggish because of the battery.

After a bit of controversy, Apple said they would begin offering battery replacements for iPhone 6 devices or newer to compensate a loss in performance due to recent software updates.

To check the health of your battery, you can either head over to a nearby Apple Store, or contact Apple support on the phone or online and have a representative test it remotely.

After all, Apple said the battery replacements would be available "for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced", but the company didn't define what "needs to be replaced" actually means - and Apple's previous policy was to test batteries first to see how much energy they can store, and replace them if they had less than 80 percent capacity.

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Subsequent to the issue, Apple quickly went into damage control mode and announced it was reducing prices of the replacement batteries by United States dollars 50.

The news was first spotted by iGeneration by way of an internal memo, and has since been confirmed by MacRumors.

Let us know of your experience getting your battery replaced in the comments. Apple lowered the battery replacement cost from $79 to $29, even for out-of-warranty devices. The fund owned 54,751 shares of the iPhone maker's stock after selling 5,720 shares during the quarter. The fix helped "avoid unexpected shutdowns" and protected the phones, Apple says, but also caused some phones to take longer to launch apps and do other functions.

In a research note sent out to its clients today, [investment banking company] CLSA said that Apple's iPhone X shipment numbers are "unlikely to improve" upon the company's Q4 2017 sales.

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