Apple has announced a significant price reduction for battery replacements on out-of-warranty iPhones.
Apple has today published an announcement addressing the intentional slow down of iPhones that addresses battery related performance problems.
For many, this issue was proof that Apple was slowing down iPhone performance to encourage users to upgrade.
For others who had observed the shut-down problems first hand (myself included), it was a welcome band-aid.
In order to placate user unhappiness, Apple has announced a global price reduction for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements.
Apples statement reads:
- Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by A$80 — from A$119 to A$39 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January and available worldwide through December 2018. Details will be provided soon on apple.com.
- Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.
- As always, our team is working on ways to make the user experience even better, including improving how we manage performance and avoid unexpected shutdowns as batteries age.
This cost reduction is significant and represents a 67% discount on the standard price.
We’ll be tracking Apples announcements closely and will advise when the offer becomes available.
What to expect with a battery replacement
Owners of an out-of-warranty iPhone 6, iPhone 6S or iPhone 7 who take up the offer will see an immediate improvement in their battery life.
Our own observations suggest that a new battery will also help eek out another 1-3 years of useful life from your iPhone (if it is still receiving iOS updates).
We highly recommend that owners of out-of-warranty iPhones take advantage of this offer when it becomes available in 2018.
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