- 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.
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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