IFixit Drops Prices Of iPhone Battery Replacement Kits To $29

Apple sanctioned in Qualcomm court case for withholding documents

The company is already facing lawsuits from three plaintiffs in the USA who have claimed that Apple failed to inform them about the processor throttling and that such enforced slowdowns were unethical and deceptive - an attempt to force people into upgrading.

Apple apologized for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move it said was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. They admitted their mistake and 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.

This welcome clarification comes just days after Apple began offering battery replacements earlier than expected.

Anecdotal evidence also suggests that you may be able to get a refund for the difference if you happened to pay for a battery replacement at the original full price of $79/£79 before the new policy went into effect, but this is likely on a case-by-base basis. All rechargeable batteries are consumable components that become less effective as they chemically age and their ability to hold a charge diminishes. The fund owned 6,616 shares of the iPhone maker's stock after selling 1,579 shares during the quarter.

It claimed it was doing this in order to prevent processors from demanding too much power from older and degraded Lithium-ion battery packs.

The deal to replace an old iPhone battery will be running all year long, but we recommend taking advantage of this deal sooner rather than later so you can speed up your phone and enjoy your older device faster and longer.

French-language blog iGeneration, a steady source of iPhone rumors, says that it had access to an internal Apple document that explains how stores should handle battery replacements.

So if you have any iPhone model from iPhone 6 to iPhone 7, you qualify for $29 battery replacements as long as your device is in good condition and doesn't have any other defects. Still, if you're experiencing slow-downs or shorter than typical battery life, it makes sense to book a time and take your phone in. If you're not close by, there's also an option for you to mail your phone in for repairs.

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