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Apple Will Sell You a $29 Replacement Battery Even If You Don't Need One

Apple Will Sell You a $29 Replacement Battery Even If You Don't Need One
From Gizmodo - January 2, 2018

After Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhones, the company tried to calm frustrated customers by dropping the price of out-of-warranty battery replacements from $79 to $29. Unfortunately, even that discount came with a catch, because unless your phones battery failed a diagnostic test at the Genius Bar, you wouldnt actually be eligible for a cheaper replacement battery.

Naturally, this led to a lot of confusion among people simply trying to improve their phones performance by swapping in a new power pack. According to an internal Apple Store memo found by French tech blog iGeneration, however, it seems Apple is doing away with the diagnostics requirement and making its battery replacement fee the same price across the board. MacRumors reports that it has confirmed the change with Apple.

Now, anyone with an iPhone 6 or newer should be able to walk into an Apple store and have the battery in their iPhone replaced for $29, regardless of whether their phones battery health has degraded past 80 percent or not.

For people who paid the full $79 to replace their battery before Apples new replacement policy went into effect last Saturday, iGeneration reports that you may be able to get a refund from Apple for the difference.

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