Apple knows people have trouble with their iPhone batteries so, a few months ago, the company decided to offer some discounts. As a result, you can now have your battery replaced for $29, after its initial price of $79. However, if you got it replaced while it had a higher price, you might get those $50 back.
The refund applies to those who paid a full price for iPhone batteries
Last year, the standard price to get iPhone batteries replaced was $79. This applied to iPhone 6 or newer, and the replacements should have taken place at authorized Apple stores. Now, the official price of this operation has decreased to $29, but the company didn’t want to disappoint older customers. Therefore, those who got a replacement for $79 will get a $50 refund.
This should soon be available in all countries and for all official Apple stores. The refund should happen through an electronic transfer. If you used a credit card for the replacement of iPhone batteries, you’ll get that credit back on the card. However, you need to inform Apple of it.
Between May 23rd and July 27th, you can contact Apple through an email to find out more about the refund. You will need to prove you paid the extra price for a battery replacement and, then, Apple will give you info on how to get your money back.
The refund comes as a result of slower iPhones
There was an interesting reason behind this sudden lower price on iPhone batteries. At the end of last year, Apple announced it made quite a controversial change. The company noticed older iPhones unexpectedly shut down, creating unpleasant experiences for their users. Therefore, Apple announced officially it would slow them down to avoid such situations.
Users weren’t too happy of the news, but Apple found a solution again. To console them for their phones getting slower, it lowered the price of iPhone batteries by $50. Since there have been many people who had already paid the full price for a battery, they are now going to get this money back.
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