Apple advanced and opened yesterday its battery replacement program for iPhone users. Initially, this solution was planned to begin in late January, but the company has managed to open it before and offer it to interested customers immediately.
Expected expectations in the first weeks
A few days ago Apple apologized for his way of communicating the management of their battery devices when it degrades over time. Some apologies that came accompanied of a significant reduction of the official replacement of the battery in the iPhone.
This compensation for poor communication of performance management and the battery of the iPhone was scheduled to begin in late January and last until December 2018. But Apple has warned Channel News Asia and other media that the replacement program and price Special will start immediately:
We thought that we would need more time to be ready, but we are pleased to offer our customers the reduced price immediately.
Although they warn that the availability at the beginning will be limited. Apple has updated the “letter to our customers” published a few days ago:
Until December 2018, Apple will reduce worldwide the replacement price of the battery out of warranty at € 60, from € 89 to € 29, for all models of iPhone 6 or later.
In this program, any user with an iPhone 6 onwards whose battery is degraded and not under warranty can apply (in which case the repair should be free).
To benefit from it, you must request an appointment to the Genius section of an official Apple Store or send your terminal for repair, after contacting Apple support. You have everything 2018 to do it, so choose the time that best suits you.
As a personal recommendation, if you have a terminal that during 2018 will be more than two years old, I would take advantage of it to change the battery. Not so much for performance management as for having an iPhone that lasts another two years with good autonomy.