If you got a new iPhone battery in 2017, Apple probably owes you $50

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  • Apple was criticised after acknowledging that new software updates were slowing down phones with older batteries.
  • In 2018, Apple reduced the price of battery replacements by $US50.
  • Now, if you purchased a battery replacement in 2017 (before the price change), you are eligible for a $US50 rebate.

Did you succumb to the battery blues last year and purchase an out-of-warranty battery replacement for your iPhone, only to find that Apple reduced the price in 2018? Well fear not, because Apple is rolling out rebates to make up for the $US50 price difference.

Customers who replaced the batteries on their iPhone 6 or later model phones between January 1, 2017 and December 28, 2017 are eligible for the rebate – as long as the replacement was performed out of warranty, and at an authorised Apple service location.

The rebate and replacement price change come after Apple was criticised for not being upfront that new software updates were slowing down phones with older batteries.

If you purchased a replacement battery between the above dates, Apple should be in touch via email by July 27. However, if you don’t receive a response by August 1 and believe you are eligible for a rebate, Apple recommends contacting them before December 31.

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