Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program is available right now but supplies are limited
Earlier this week, Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhones and subsequently apologized for the lack of transparency about the issue. In addition to the apology, Apple has also announced that iPhone owners would be able to replace their batteries at a discounted rate of $29 starting in late January 2018.
In an update to the original statement, Apple has now brought forward its replacement program so you can get new battery for your iPhone 6 (or later) handset starting right now. Alternatively, you can do it yourself, with a discounted iFixit kit.
As before, the company says that battery replacements costs have been reduced by $50, from $79 or $29, but warns that “initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited.”
You don’t need to do anything special to qualify for the discount. If you’re interested in getting a cheap replacement battery — and at $29, it’s hard to refuse – simply make an appointment at your nearest Genius Bar, or get in touch with Apple if you’d prefer to mail off your phone.
Apple admits planned obsolescence as it deliberately slows ageing iPhones https://t.co/Wqrew0T7zG BBC News
— Perry Toone (@ptoone) December 21, 2017
Apple quietly throttles your iPhone CPU as the battery gets older.
Explains why when a new iPhone comes out it _seems_ like your old phone is getting slower — it actually is, and Apple isn’t up-front about it either https://t.co/Y4JEJbHh4p
— ⚡️ Owen (@ow) December 19, 2017