It has been a busy couple days for Apple as it announced new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and a bunch of other things. Even with all that, Apple is still not done making announcements and its latest one is an update for its battery replacement program.
At the end of 2017, Apple went through a battery fiasco where it was discovered to be throttling the performance of some iPhones if the battery had degraded to a certain level. To make amends for the mistake, Apple began to offer battery replacements for all users for just $29 through the end of 2018.
That was a killer deal but now that we’re less than four months away from 2019, Apple has revealed the new pricing for battery replacements once its year-long discounted price ends. Starting January 1, 2019, here’s how Apple’s battery replacement prices will look:
- $49: iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
- $69: iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and iPhone X
- $79: All other eligible models
Prior to the throttling saga, Apple was charging $79 for battery replacements, so the pricing scheme is still netting iPhone users a nice discount especially if you have one of the models with the $49 battery replacement price. Customers under AppleCare+ warranty won’t be charged a fee for battery replacements.