How To Replace An Old iPhone Battery For Just $29

Delia Watkins
January 3, 2018

Therefore, literally anyone with an iPhone 6 or newer can now walk into an Apple retail location and ask for a new battery.

While many Android phones allow users to fix them on their own, Apple has been vigorously fighting against consumers that want to replace an old iPhone battery on their own, claiming that owners are merely buying the right to use the device rather than owning it outright. Only then did Apple acknowledge that the slowdown was due to a fix it rolled out previous year.

Apple apologized for secretly slowing down older iPhones, a move it said was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. When CNET's Oliver Padilla went to ask for a battery replacement yesterday, they promised him one - even though his phone passed the battery capacity test with a "green" result.

Cavaliers' Isaiah Thomas will play between 8-12 minutes Tuesday night
So, with the games coming, it's going to give me an opportunity to get my rhythm back, get my feel back. I haven't played in so long, so man it's going to be a weird feeling tomorrow, but I'm happy.

Piper Jaffray's Michael Olsen said a company survey of potential iPhone buyers shows that, while people will still but older models in 2018, the newer iPhone 8 handsets and the iPhone X should still get their share of consumer dollars.

Previously, the outcome of this test would determine whether or not your device would be eligible for a free replacement under warranty. The note states that employees in the Apple Store will have to offer a replacement to all customers who simply report performance issues, even if their battery is not replaceable according to the tool. While this was created to prevent crashes on phones with aging batteries, iPhone owners are far from pleased that Apple has been slowing down their phones without telling them. "We have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades".

Anyone with a device that is an iPhone 6 or newer can take advantage of this new deal. There's been a big push in the "right to repair" movement, with numerous lawsuits in progress from groups around the world that would like the right to fix a device that they own rather than being reliant on the company that produced the item.

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