Rumor: Apple may extend iPhone 6s battery replacement program to iPhone 6

“When Apple launched a free battery replacement program for iPhone 6s units experiencing unexpected shutdowns, some iPhone 6 owners reported that they had experienced the same symptoms,” Ben Lovejoy reports. “Now an unconfirmed report from Japanese site Macotakara suggests that Apple may be preparing a similar program for the iPhone 6.”

“The often-reliable site describes it as simply a rumor for now, and has no additional detail on what may behind it if it is true,” Lovejoy reports.

Lovejoy reports, “The company does have a generally good track-record for free out-of-warranty fixes for manufacturing defects, even if these come to light years later.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Wonder what, if anything, those who’ve already dipped into their pockets to replace iPhone 6/Plus units with the unexpected shutdown issue would get from Apple?

A message from Apple about 
iPhone and unexpected shutdowns – December 2, 2016


  1. No issues at all with my 6 Plus or my wife’s iPhone 6. In fact, it seems battery life has improved with iOS updates. We’ll keep using these things as long as possible, such as was the case with our iPhone 4 models which we had to replace when switching from AT&T to Verizon.

  2. My old 6 has this problem. And MDN, yes, typically Apple will refund the costs incurred in a “service enhancement” program upon presentation of proper paperwork (if Apple did the work, typically not even that is needed).

  3. My 6+ started having problems right before the recall started. I traded it in on an SE. With the exception of typing things on the keyboard, the SE is a much better phone for me in just about every way. I thought I’d miss the big screen, I was wrong.

    I could be upset that Apple made the recall right after I turned mine in. The only thing I’m upset about is that I didn’t trade that gigantor of a phone in earlier.

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