Apple's $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Doesn't Require a Device Check

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It would seem the latter has been the option of a trio of plaintiffs in the United States who have filed lawsuits against Apple essentially claiming Tim Cook's crew failed to inform them about the processor throttling and that such enforced slowdowns were unethical and deceptive.

While these lawsuits bubbled away, Apple released a further statement on its deliberate slowdowns of older iPhones, explaining how Lithium-ion batteries ages and why processor throttling is needed to prevent unexpected shutdowns, noting that when an iPhone battery is replaced performance hops back to normal.

Apple may now swapping any iPhone battery at its discounted $29 replacement price regardless of the battery's capacity, a more flexible stance than last week's offer to change batteries on older phones, according to two reports.

This welcome clarification comes just days after Apple began offering battery replacements earlier than expected. If the battery was at 80 percent or more of originally stated performance, "Apple could refuse the replacement, even if the customer required it".

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Batteries typically decline in power output over time, reducing the amount of power they are able to provide to the device. If you're done with the iPhone, you have plenty of options.

The deal to replace an old iPhone battery will be running all year long, but we recommend taking advantage of this deal sooner rather than later so you can speed up your phone and enjoy your older device faster and longer.

As part of its reconciliation efforts, Apple also said that it would introduce new tools for iOS in 2018 that would help you keep better track of your iPhone's battery life. There's one caveat to this deal, however: Apple only committed to these $29 battery replacements during 2018, after which the cost could go up again. Apple has now confirmed that the results of this test won't matter and customers who are coming in for a $29 battery replacement will be able to get one if they want. The only sign of a potential battery problem is hidden under Settings Battery (in iOS 10.2.1 and higher), where you could see a message saying your phone's battery needs to be serviced. There, Apple may be able to do a same-day fix or offer you a loaner phone.

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