Apple Offers Cheap New Batteries If You Have An iPhone 6 Or Later Model

If you own an iPhone, the chances are you will have had some sort of issues with the battery life. No matter how long you charge it for, within a matter of hours you will be back on two percent, suddenly finding yourself desperately searching for somewhere to plug it in so you can continue scrolling through Instagram or watching funny cat videos on YouTube.

But eventually the time comes when one day it just stops charging.

This can be traumatic for anyone, and if that wasn't enough, you're then faced with the inevitable gloating from your non-iPhone friends - who needs them? - about how their phone never runs out and how they once went travelling for three months and only had to charge it once ('Yeah, that's because you've got an Android, Janice, and no one wants to speak to you').

But whereas at one time you may have turned to a corner shop - which surprisingly specialises on phone repairs - for a quick fix, Apple are now offering to repair your phone for a knock-down price.

If you own an iPhone 6 or later and have issues with your phone's battery life, now's the time to visit an Apple Store and have it replaced for just £25 ($29) - around £20 cheaper than the usual price.

However, you will have to be quick as the limited offer only lasts until 31 December - after that they will go back to their old price of £45 ($57).

And at a price of £65 ($83), people who own an iPhone XS, an iPhone XS Max, or an iPhone XR will have to pay a little more to have the privilege of having their smartphones fixed by one of the geniuses.

The website says: "Through December 31, 2018, the out-of-warranty battery service fee is £25 for all eligible iPhone 6 or later models. Battery service at £25 may be limited to one repair per iPhone. After December 31, 2018, the fee will change to £45 for all these products except iPhone X which will change to £65."

Apple have cut the price of a new battery for their customers. Credit: PA
Apple have cut the price of a new battery for their customers. Credit: PA

The mobile giant announced in December last year that they were aware of the problems affecting the lifespan of batteries in certain models.

A spokesperson told Business Insider: "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.

"Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future."

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Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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