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You’ll be credited for replacing your iPhone’s battery last year

by Justin Herrick | May 23, 2018May 23, 2018 9:20 am PST

Getting your iPhone’s battery replaced became cheaper in 2018, so Apple is offering a credit to anyone who paid for an out-of-warranty swap last year.

You’re eligible for the credit if you paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement between January 1 and December 28, 2017. Also, you’ll need to have done so for the iPhone 6 or later. Anything earlier than Apple’s iPhone 6 is ineligible for the credit.

Apple is reaching out to customers now, and everyone should hear back by late July. The instructions for obtaining the credit will be included in the email.

The credit, which is worth $50, can be applied to products sold by Apple online and in its retail stores. It’s not a bad way to pick up something like a case, screen protector, or wireless charging pad. Even if you’re set with iPhone accessories, you can use the credit on something Apple sells for its other devices.

Being that Apple lowered the price of replacing an iPhone’s battery to $29, issuing a credit makes sense. The old price was $79, and many customers paid for the exchange. Apple was caught throttling performance due to battery degradation, which sparked the program’s creation. Following that whole ordeal, the company made it cheaper for customers to get a fresh battery inserted into their iPhone.

If you don’t hear from Apple by the beginning of August, you should reach out to the company. Apple will listen to your claims and decide whether or not you deserve the $50 credit.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...