Recently Apple has come forward and apologized over the iPhone battery scandal where they acknowledged that how they handled the situation was probably not the best way. They also announced that they would be replacing affected iPhone batteries for $ 29. This offer was expected to go live in late January, but it seems that it is now live earlier than expect.
In the update to its website, it now reads, “Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $ 50 — from $ 79 to $ 29 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, available worldwide through December 2018.” So if you own the iPhone 6 or later, you can actually try visiting an Apple Store to see about replacing your battery.
That being said, you might want to hurry as stock might be limited at the start. In a statement Apple made to Axios, they warned that initial supply could be limited. “We expected to need more time to be ready, but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away. Initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited.”
Alternatively for those who don’t mind doing a bit of DIY, the folks at iFixit have also reduced the cost of their repair kits to $ 29 to match Apple’s offer, with the added bonus that it covers iPhones older than the iPhone 6.
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