Last year, Apple found itself caught up in a long running controversy, one that continued into this year as it tried to meet demand for battery replacements on older iPhone models.
Apple is starting to get demand under control now, several months into 2018. And it looks like the company is trying to go a bit further in appeasing customers that have been affected by the throttling issue. Apple announced on Wednesday that it is going to give $50 credit to customers who purchased out-of-warranty battery replacements for iPhone 6 units or newer models that are covered.
This new initiative is part of the $29 battery replacement program that Apple launched recently. That started in December of last year. Apple notes that the battery replacement is covered from its official retail stores, Authorized Service Providers, and official Apple Repair Centers. If you got your battery replaced from one of those centers, then you should be eligible for the $50 credit.
“Apple is offering a $50 credit to customers who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement for iPhone 6 or later devices between January 1, 2017 and December 28, 2017. Eligible battery replacements were completed at an Apple authorized service location — Apple Store, Apple Repair Center, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.
The credit will be provided as an electronic funds transfer or a credit on the credit card used to pay for the battery replacement service.”
If you got your replacement from a third-party non-supported repair center, you’re out of luck in regards to this $50 credit.
A $50 credit is a nice move on Apple’s part. This is definitely an issue for the company, but it’s good to see the company is trying to work it out. Extra compensation, along with a discounted battery replacement cost, is a nice step.