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Apple Will Reportedly Replace Batteries for iPhone Models 6 & Newer

The latest report follows Apple's announcement that it has intentionally slowed older devices

Maura O'Malley
January 03, 2018 - 2:26 pm

If you thought your iPhone was getting slower, you’re not losing it. Last month, Apple admitted its software updates (for iPhones 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, and 7 Plus) have intentionally been slowing down many iPhones—all the while insisting this was done for the sole purpose of preserving battery life.

Upon apologizing to customers, Apple announced that it would offer up new batteries for $29 ($50 less than the typical cost) for those who needed a battery replacement for an iPhone 6 or newer. Who's eligible for a new battery? That’s determined by a diagnostic test run at the Apple store—a battery passes the test if it can retain 80% of its original capacity.

Now, according to USA Today, Apple may be amending its original announcement. An internal memo revealed on MacRumors states that the company will reportedly replace batteries in eligible phones for $29 even if they pass the diagnostic test.

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