Here is how to get your $29 iPhone battery replacement from Apple

21 January, 2018, 00:39 | Author: Juana Mckenzie
  • Here is how to get your $29 iPhone battery replacement from Apple

These measures include reducing the price of an out-of-warranty battery replacement, taking it from $79 to $29 for all of 2018. In response to the company's statement that it would never degrade performance to drive replacement purchases, one user on Apple's support forums yesterday wrote, "You mean like making it very hard for people of average technical skill almost impossible to replace the battery and not using a generic battery form factor?"

Apple made the move to address concerns about the quality and durability of its products at a time when it is charging $999 for its newest flagship model, the iPhone X.

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However, this was seen as confirmation that Apple was forcing upgrades on users by slowing down their iPhones, when the fault lay with the battery. Having admitted iPhone batteries are substandard, here was Apple AAPL -1.07%'s moment to stand up and make the same kind of changes Samsung pledged and delivered after the Galaxy Note 7 debacle. In case you don't have any authorized store near your location, you can send your iPhone directly to Apple but it will take time. Following the recent controversy of slowing down of iPhones, Apple has apologized its customers for battery related issues and announced that it will replace the batteries for iPhone 6 and later phones at a discounted price. The company said it used a software update to improve power management during peak workloads and "avoid unexpected shutdowns on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE". Lawsuits have already been filed.

"Of course, when a chemically aged battery is replaced with a new one, iPhone performance returns to normal when operated in standard conditions".

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It should be noted that most people, however, will go with the Apple's services over iFixit.

Today, the tech site BGR also took Apple to task for the company's "far from perfect" apology. The company said it would lower the price by $50 by late January but abruptly began offering discounted replacements on December 30.

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For any out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements, Apple normally charges $79, but this time it reduced this price by nearly $50 following a series of controversy over the process of its dynamically handling the top performance of some earlier iPhone models, having degraded batteries for preventing unexpected power offs.

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