Apple is making its $29 battery replacement pricing effective immediately. If you’ve got a year-old iPhone, you should probably take advantage of Apple’s discounted $29 battery replacement program before it ends in December 2018. Apple wasn’t super specific in regards to those $29 iPhone battery replacements. After all, the company would no doubt like to the entire business behind it. What it would take
to qualify ’s out-of-warranty handset for the reduction hasn’t been spelled out, but it appears to be expected.
If you visit the official apology page now, you’ll see this message:
Apple 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, available worldwide through December 2018. Details will be provided soon on apple.com.
The company had previously mentioned the threshold of “anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced,” which seemed to apply to the in-house diagnostic tests it was running on handsets, recommending a replacement once the battery drops below 80-percent its initial capacity. The actual bar, however, is apparently quite a bit lower, with the company, allowing for replacement regardless of testing.