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Here's how to get Apple's $29 battery replacement now

Here's how to get Apple's $29 battery replacement now

If you have an iPhone 5s or earlier, a fix from Apple still costs $79 unless your phone is covered by AppleCare+ and can hold less than 80 percent of its maximum charge.

Following the fallout over Apple's admission that it slowed down iPhone CPUs for most of 2017 as a means of making older phones work for longer, Apple said it would allow customers to buy replacement batteries for $29/£25 as opposed to the usual $79/£79. Controversy began in December, over iOS being programmed to artificially limit the processing capabilities of older iPhones when their batteries were deemed insufficiently powerful to keep up with maximum performance. "We have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades". While lithium-ion batteries have a lot of advantages over older technology, there is a drawback in that they lose their potency and capacity after a certain number of charges.

But, the tech giant warns that supplies may be limited, CNN reported.

Hostile customer reaction was swift after a report this month uncovered the intentional slowdown in speed tests. Apple has reduced the price of all the out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements.

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APPLE'S MEA CULPA over its deliberate throttling of iPhone processors and the subsequent trio of lawsuits it now faces has prompted the firm to offer battery replacements at bargain bucket prices.

There are also smaller, local battery replacement shops nearly everywhere, but we can't vouch for their quality. You do need to have an iPhone 6 or newer, though. The iPhone 7 hit in September 2016.

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. Or do you take the company at its word? Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 20,003,587 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $2,880,992,000 after buying an additional 15,018,790 shares during the last quarter.

While the post didn't note whether the battery replacements will be handled in Apple retail stores, or through a mail-in program, it did state that more details would be available on Apple's website soon.


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