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Apple to issue $50 credit for some iPhone battery replacements

Last year Apple discounted the out-of-warranty fee to replace a battery in an iPhone 6 or newer to $29. The $50 price reduction was offered after it was discovered Apple had been slowing down – or throttling – on older iPhones to prolong battery life.

For those customers who paid full price for a new battery, it looks like you’ll get some of that money back. Apple announced this week that it would begin issuing $50 credits to those who paid full price and qualify for the $29 battery replacement program.

To qualify you must have used an authorized retailer such as an Apple Store, Apple repair center, or an Apple authorized service provider between January 1, 2017 and December 28, 2017 to replace a battery in an iPhone 6 or newer.

Apple will contact customers between May 23 and July 27 about the credit. If you feel you are eligible for a credit but aren’t contacted by Apple, you can contact Apple support directly.

The credit will be applied to the credit card originally used to pay for the battery replacement.


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Understand the recharge cycle


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