Do you feel like your iPhone is running really slow? Or maybe your battery isn’t quite lasting you as long as it used to? Well, we’ve got some good news! If you have an iPhone 6 or later, you can head over to the Apple Store right now and get yourself a replacement battery for $29—that’s $50 off of the original price!
So why is Apple offering discount battery swaps?
Back in December, one researcher discovered that Apple had been slowing down older iPhones when the battery got lower than a specific point (around 40%). Why would they do such a thing? No, it wasn’t to “force” older iPhone users to ditch their own phone and buy a new one.
As they put it, “we have never—and would never—do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product...” although it sure didn’t feel that way to many people!
This change was actually designed to prevent the phones from shutting down unexpectedly, a problem many iPhone 6’s were experiencing. And while it did help prevent spontaneous shutdowns, it also harmed app launch times and certain aspects of performance.
You can read all about it in this message from Apple.
What do you have to do to get a new discount iPhone battery?
Simply make an appointment at any Apple Store Genius Bar and request a battery replacement—it’s that easy!
Here’s everything you need to know:
- $29 Apple iPhone battery replacement
- Available through December 2018
- Valid on iPhone 6 and later (includes 6S, SE, 7, 8, X)
- No battery diagnostic testing required
Or you can take this as a great opportunity to upgrade.
Because what do you really want more, a new battery or a sweet new phone?… Probably the new phone. If you’re still rocking the iPhone 6, it’s probably about time anyway. There are so many great choices out there right now: iPhone X, Google Pixel 2, Galaxy Note 8…
And when you get your new phone, you can sell your old iPhone to us (yeah, even without the battery being replaced), and get pre-paid shipping and top-dollar prices!