Here's a friendly PSA if you own some newer iPhone. Apple's [reduced] costs The iPhone battery exchange program ends one week from today, December 31, st . If you remember, Apple dropped the price of battery replacement to a flat $ 29 (out of warranty) after it was launched with the throttle performance of iPhones if the batteries did not reach the optimum level.
Apple's justification for the throttle was understandable, as the company explained in an open letter to customers around this time last year:
Device usage also affects the performance of a battery over its lifetime. For example, if you leave or charge a battery in a hot environment, it may cause a battery to grow faster. These are the hallmarks of battery chemistry, which is common to lithium ion batteries throughout the industry.
A chemically aged battery is also less suitable for delivering top load loads, especially in the low state, which can cause a device to unexpectedly close itself in some situations.
It should without saying that we find sudden, unexpected closures are unacceptable. We don't want any of our users to lose a call, miss a photo, or have another part of their iPhone experience canceled if we can avoid it.
The problem with Apple is that it did not explain everything This to customers and instead secretly implemented controls with iOS 1
Apple's $ 29 battery replacement program was introduced to give customers extra guarantees for iPhones the ability to get a new battery, no question, at a reduced price. A replacement battery replacement for the iPhone usually runs $ 79, so a $ 50 discount is pretty good. The only problem is that you have about a week to get the service done on the iPhone before the program ends.
If your iPhone is still under warranty and Apple's battery failures fail, you will of course receive your replacement for free. But if the battery fails and is out of warranty, you pay $ 29. Even if your battery is humming along with 95% maximum capacity, or even 88% capacity (both are within specification), Apple will still charge $ 29 battery if you ask for it.
If you want the battery replaced, your best bet is to schedule an appointment with a local Apple Store Genius Bar (where they can usually get in and out within 45 minutes to an hour) or show up without a deal where you can End up waiting for 2 hours or more.