Apple has last week apologized for its handling of the degraded battery issue and offered cheaper battery replacement as well. The programme is now live in India and older iPhones users can avail this offer from their nearest authorized third-party Apple Stores.
Apple has cut down the price of battery replacements to Rs 2,000 (exclusive taxes). Earlier, users need to pay Rs 6,500 for battery replacement for older iPhones. The new battery replacement programme is eligible for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
To recall, Apple announced that it is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 — from $79 to $29 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January and it will be available worldwide through December 2018. Further, the company will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of iPhone’s battery, so can see if battery problem is affecting the performance of the device.
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The Cupertino-based tech giant apologized after After facing lawsuits and consumer outrage over intentionally slowing down older iPhones. “We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process. We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize,” Apple said in a statement.