Apple Offers $50 Battery Refunds

Apple Offers $50 Battery Refunds
Some iPhone owners who paid for a battery replacement in 2017 can claim $50 back from Apple.

(CCM) — Apple has promised to refund $50 to iPhone owners who paid for a battery replacement for their device in 2017, according to a USA Today report.

In December 2017, Apple admitted that its iOS software was designed to reduce the performance of some iPhone models as their batteries got older. It then reduced the price of a battery replacement from $79 to $29 for the affected models: iPhone 6, 6S, and SE, from Dec. 28, 2017 until the end of 2018.

The refund offer is open to customers who had their affected iPhone batteries replaced between Jan. 1 and Dec. 28, 2017 at an Apple store, Apple Repair Center, or Apple Authorized Service Provider.

The company will attempt to contact all eligible customers by email before July 27 to arrange the refunds, but anyone who does not receive an email can contact Apple Support from August 1.

Apple has a history of battery problems in its recent iPhone models. In November 2016, Apple announced a free battery replacement program for iPhone 6S owners who had been plagued by a mystery problem which caused their phones to shut down unexpectedly, even when they had plenty of charge.

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