Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus users have been facing issues to get their batteries replaced on their phones due to shortages in supply.
(CCM) — Apple's battery replacement, which launched last year, seems to have run into trouble for iPhone 6 Plus users. According to recent reports, they're having a hard time securing their battery replacements due to a severe supply shortage.
An internal document from Apple states that Apple stores and Authorized Service Providers will get the replacement batteries back in stock by late March to early April 2018, in the U.S. and other regions. For the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus, the battery replacement timeline is currently at two weeks. All other iPhone models are getting the replacement "without extended delays" in most regions. According to Apple, lead times may differ in regions such as the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Russia, and Turkey.
In December 2017, Apple revealed that it has been deliberately throttling CPU speeds to make up for old batteries on iPhones. The company publicly apologized to iPhone users and, to make up for the damage caused, offered an underpriced battery replacement program for the iPhone 6 and for newer models at $29 for a replacement, as opposed to the usual $79 price tag.
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