Apple's iPhone $29 Battery Replacement Program Is Now Live

Apple's iPhone $29 Battery Replacement Program Is Now Live

Apple's iPhone $29 Battery Replacement Program Is Now Live

Apple has sped up its timeline for making replacement batteries for iPhones available at a discounted price, following controversy surrounding the company's throttling of iPhones with aging batteries.

These measures include reducing the price of an out-of-warranty battery replacement, taking it from $79 to $29 for all of 2018. "Initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited". We as of late broadened a similar help for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.2.

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. Critics said that Apple should have been more transparent about it even though its intention was for the best interest of its users.

"We have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product", the company said.

San Francisco: Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good.

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"I think more people will update their battery than buy a new phone, globally", he said. Apple claims the explanation is to prevent unexpected shutdowns when the batteries were worn out.

For now, it appears that Apple's efforts to correct its past mistakes might be too little and too late.

If you've got a bad battery, you could always replace it at the Apple Store.

Apple will now charge Rs 2,000 (plus taxes) for any user with an iPhone 6 or later, whose battery needs to be replaced. Apple is not the only one struggling to keep the lithium-ion cells running properly, with Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 also appearing to suffer from battery related problems. Earlier, the company was facing criticism after admitting that changes and updates made by it are slowing the its older phones. While the Cupertino tech company slotted the battery replacement in late January, the program is now live in the USA and around the globe.

After Apple's older iPhones have significantly slowed down, it has furnished an apology by publishing a letter to customers to clear their doubts.

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