Apple will replace the battery in your iPhone 6 or newer device for $29, regardless of battery health, according to an internal memo seen by iGeneration.
The company recently launched a $29 battery replacement program after admitting that it been secretly slowing down
devices as their batteries aged.
Despite the program, some Apple Stores were refusing to replace a battery for $29 if it still tested as healthy. Apparently, Apple has now internally clarified that if a user reports slower performance, their battery should be replaced at $29 regardless of its health check.Even if the Genius finds that the battery of your iPhone has not reached 80% of its initial capacity, it will replace it for 29 €[$] if you ask it. The note states that employees in the Apple Store will have to offer a replacement to all customers who simply report performance issues, even if their battery is not replaceable according to the tool.
Additionally, if you replaced your battery at $79 before Apple's announcement, you may be able to get a refund by contacting Apple support.
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