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Apple Will Replace iPhone Batteries Despite Diagnostic Test Results

Apple Will Replace iPhone Batteries Despite Diagnostic Test Results

In an apology letter, Apple gave customers an affordable option to fix slower phones.

With the iPhone throttling controversy still going strong, the discovery of this information on Apple's "iPhone Battery & Power Repair" support page led to some concern that Apple could be backing out of its decision if a customer's phone didn't pass muster.

I guess iFixit is a little upset that Apple is setting into their territory of replacing batteries, so in response to the news that Apple is offering $29 battery replacements, iFixit dropped the price of all their iPhone battery replacement kits to $29 or less.

The iPhone X continues to be a hot topic for debate among analysts, who can't seem to agree on just what Apple will do, although they all seem to agree that the iPhone X isn't the hot commodity it was expected to be.

In mid-December, Apple was forced to confirm what many had suspected: it was deliberately crippling the performance of older iPhones when users upgraded to newer versions of iOS. The company has also confirmed that it will replace the batteries of these handsets regardless of the results of a diagnostic test.

Many users could have smartphones operating at below 80% capacity, as the iPhone 6 debuted in September 2014, while the iPhone 6S arrived a year later. Older iPhones shouldn't be experiencing the slowdown, due to the switch with the 6 to a lithium-ion battery. If you have an iPhone 6 or newer and are willing to pay the $29 fee, Apple will replace the battery, no questions asked.

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. Or do you take the company at its word?

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.

To get your device back up and running in tip top shape, simply follow the steps below. As a policy, Apple formats a phone every time that it's serviced in order to avoid any potential culpability if data were to be erased.

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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