Apple’s reduced rate battery replacement program ends December 15th

“Apple’s reduced rate battery replacement program will be coming to an end December 15th, 2018,” Charlotte Henry reports for The Mac Observer.

“Facing complaints about device performance, Apple announced the replacement program in December 2017,” Henry reports. “It was set to run for a year. It meant UK customers could get a replacement in an out-of-warranty iPhone for just £25. For US users the service cost $29.”

Henry reports, “Details of how to get a battery replacement are available on the a href=”” target=”_new”>Apple Support Website.”

Read more in the full article here.

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  1. Expect a long wait, even with an appointment. I had a 3.5 hour wait. The rep I talked with said that all he does all day is handle iPhone battery replacements, shuttling them back and forth. He said it’s because the program is wrapping up.

    Oh, and they broke my 3D touch in the process. Next day they fixed it by replacing the screen, but there goes another 2 hrs of driving plus wait time. On the bright side, at least I have a pristine screen now.

  2. My wife took in our two 6s Pluses via an appointment for one. No dramas at the Genius Bar. The missus dropped them off and then did a wee bit of shopping. She then came back and picked up the phones. No dramas at all. Now the charging is much snappier (website related pun intended).

  3. This is an exception to the rule.

    Dropped my perfectly fine, working iPhone 6 Plus off at the Apple store near Yale ( for a battery replacement.

    After a couple of hours was handed my iPhone back with a new battery. My iPhone would not charge past 4 percent. Would not work either.

    Took it back at my next opportunity. Was told my iPhone had an undetected fault with the motherboard ( Pure BS on Apple’s part, my iPhone 6 Plus had worked fine since Day 1 of iPhone 6 Plus sales). Since the fault was not previously detected they “agreed” to replace my iPhone at no charge. Of course they did not have the same model / capacity in stock. They ordered one. Took four days to arrive. (My iPhone was my only phone so 4 days WAS a big deal).

    In summary, BACK UP your iPhone before taking it into repair. It is NOT always easy to get a new battery – exceptions DO happen. Be prepared to NOT have your iPhone for a few days. NOT all Apple stores are created equal. ( The Yale store is NOT one of the best.)

    Things should work out fine for you. Good luck!

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