Do you have an iPhone which needs an out-of-warranty battery replacement?
Around a year back, various news websites reported Apple had admitted to slowing down old iPhones so as to push customers to buy the newer models from the market. Another reason for throttling performance of the older models was to prevent unexpected shutdowns and performance issues.
“We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologise,” Apple had stated then. To prove they meant it, Apple went ahead and slashed the price for the iPhone battery replacement from $75 to $29 (Rs. 6,500 to Rs. 1,990) and gave users a timeline of an entire year to get their batteries replaced on their iPhones.
Now coming to this, December 31 is looming close which means the slashed prices will not remain slashed anymore and will revert back to the Rs. 6,500 price figure. We recommend if you have an iPhone which seems to be slowing down, contact your nearest Apple Service Centre to get your iPhone’s battery replaced before the deadline ends.
These are the eligible iPhones for an out-of-warranty battery replacement – iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X.
The price for an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement is pegged at around Rs. 6,500. However, the price is under Rs. 2,000 until December 31, 2018.
To know more about how your iPhone’s battery is affected, Apple has posted a new article on iPhone battery and performance on its website. Also, Apple delivered a software update (iOS 10.2.1) to prevent unexpected shutdowns on the older versions like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and the iPhone 6s Plus. The update changed the maximum performance structure of the iPhone so as to prevent a shutdown.
Apple also released the iOS 11 back in 2017 which brought about changes in the way battery performance was monitored. In a separate beta update, Apple released a Battery Health option in the Battery tab in Settings. In the final iOS 11.3 update, users could go for high-performance mode or low performance for normal usages like calls, text, and the internet. – Times Now