Apple Canada Offers $64 iPhone Out-of-Warranty Battery Replacement Credit

Friday, 25 May, 2018

After offering cheap battery replacements for iPhone owners, the company has now pledged rebates for customers who paid full-price before the discounted rate kicked in.

Apple's tests find the iPhone 6 is 3.3 times more likely to bend when compared to the iPhone 5S.

The company announced a $50 credit for all customers who paid $79 for an out-of-warranty battery replacement in iPhone 6 or newer models between January 1 and December 28 of 2017.

An important caveat: In order to receive the credit, you had to have your iPhone fix done by an authorized Apple service location. It was first revealed late a year ago that iOS was throttling CPU performance on devices with worn-out batteries, something that Apple claims was done to extend device lifetime and prevent unexpected shutdowns.

The cost of a battery replacement outside warranty was A$119.

In addition to adding a new toggle to iOS 11.3 this year, which allows users to optionally turn that power management system off if they so prefer, Apple also changed its policy on battery replacements. It's not clear whether the credit will be applied as a cash or credit card refund, or some kind of Apple Store or iTunes gift card. Now all those who paid Rs 5,900 for the battery replacement are getting a chance to get Rs 3,900 back.

Apple will contact customers between May 23 and July 27 about the credit.

Those eligible had their battery replaced at an authorized Apple service location.

However, the aforementioned lawsuit has uncovered internal documents that show that Apple knew in advance that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were more susceptible to bending than their predecessors. There is still no word about what will happen after December 31 2018, as Apple only promised to offer $29 battery repairs through this year. Those not notified by August 1 can contact Apple Support.