Apple to offer reduced cost battery replacements as part of ThrottleGate

In the time since Apple admitted to throttling performance intentionally on older versions of its devices, they had offered a reduced price on a battery replacement for any device starting with the iPhone 6 and up as a solution.  Fresh battery, no need to throttle performance.  They had initially indicated that this service (which was $79 and will now be $29 through the end of 2018) would be available by the end of January – it’s been reported that you can take advantage of this program effective immediately.

You’ll still have to make an appointment with the Genius Bar and the replacement will take about 3 days, but you’ll have a “freshie” right after that.  And for those of you looking to prolong the life of your existing iPhone, this might be a very good and inexpensive way to do that.

You can read the full Apple apology statement here and you can find the Apple support page to start your request for a new battery in your device here.  I know I’m going to take advantage of this program for my iPhone 6s – are any of you?  Let us know in the comments!

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