After several weeks of pressure from reports and user feedback, Apple have responded with more than just excuses.  Their previous evasions and attempts to explain the degraded performance of old batteries as a way to prevent unexpected shutdowns; which occurred anyways were not well received by iPhone owners and we now have something of a resolution.  Starting in January anyone with an iPhone 6 or later model will only be charged $29 for an out of warranty battery replacement throughout 2018.  The deal ends in 2019, which raises questions about what their plans for the next generation of phones will be; in the meantime this is something you should take advantage of.

"Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 — from $79 to $29 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January and available worldwide through December 2018. Details will be provided soon on"

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