Apple ending reduced price $29 out-of-warranty battery replacement service this month
Apple is ending its reduced price $29 out-of-warranty battery replacement service later this month after the program launched late last year following a backlash from the news that the company deliberately slowed older iPhones with degraded batteries to prevent unexpected shutdowns.
Anyone with an iPhone 6 or later will have until the end of this month to book an appointment at their local Apple Store for a battery replacement to use the $29 service before it shoots back to its original price of $79.
The service is available to customers around the world, regardless of what Genius Bar diagnostic test results show. Since the program launched in December 2017, Apple has released new tools that offer users the option to turn off performance throttling as well as showing the health of the device’s battery through the form of a percentage.
The program closes on December 31, 2018.