Apple offers $50 refund for users who replaced their old iPhone batteries in 2017

Apple offers $50 refund for users who replaced their old iPhone batteries in 2017
Apple will refund customers who paid for out-of-warranty battery replacements on their iPhone 6 or later devices in 2017, according to an official statement released by the company today.

Apple will refund customers with a $50 credit under the following conditions:

  • Battery was swapped at an Apple-authorized service
  • Battery was replaced between January 1st, 2017 through December 28th, 2017
  • Refund applies to battery replacements on iPhone 6 or later devices
  • Customers might need to provide proof of the battery service transaction

Apple will reach out to customers via emails from May 23rd until July 27th letting them know about the rebate and providing instructions on how to proceed.

So why exactly $50 and why now?

You probably remember the huge scandal around older batteries causing iPhones to slow down. Since the issue was uncovered, Apple has admitted to quietly slowing down iPhones with older batteries in order to prevent them from an even bigger issue: those iPhone would just shut down when the processor required a lot of power and an old battery could not provide that power. Since then, Apple has announced a new battery replacement program for affected devices, offering them to swap batteries for just $30, a $50 price cut over the original battery replacement cost. So this new $50 rebate is basically to recuperate the costs of users who performed those battery replacement on their own in 2017 at the full price.

The refund will be sent out as an electronic funds transfer or a credit on a credit card used to pay for the new battery.

source: Apple

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15 Comments

1. scarface21173

Posts: 624; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Should of been a free replacement.

15. andynaija

Posts: 1242; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

*Should HAVE

2. Nimbus

Posts: 436; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Antenna gate,Bend gate,Grey screen disease,old battery shutting down iphone or slowing down iphone,inconsistent stable software update on ios8,10,11.How much apple take their iphone line seriously than their ipad,watch line with no defect until now even on macbook,imac removing various ports,charging prices on their free apps,games in appstore.This company seem to care only about profit and don't want to add new ios feature at all which now stock android has gain some even windows 10 getting new features and consistent stable fix updates.

3. NateDiaz

Posts: 1082; Member since: Mar 03, 2018

Calm your tits mate.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Antenna Gate was the only legitimate true defect in the iPhone history ever. Bend gate was self inflicted wound by Apple haters mainly only to make a media buzz, Lew on Unbox Therapy made this a controversial coup and he is a Apple hating public figure who has lots of media influence via YT. Grey screen disease is not a thing at all, honestly I haven't even heard about it ever before. Battery problem was actually a remedy rather than a defect from Apple to prolong the usability of the phones suffer from degraded old batteries, Apple haters and media made this a huge deal thus Apple gave user choice to do what ever they want which probably be the same thing Apple did in the first place anyway. Software bugs have existed on any software platform on any given moment of the smartphone history, Apple has fixed most of the bugs at the moment anyways. Electronics are subject to degrade, dysfunction and break over time or by various natural reasons just like human life.

6. sissy246

Posts: 6919; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

"Antenna Gate was the only legitimate true defect in the iPhone history ever" OMFG you are so blind. LMFAO At least Samsung owned it and didn't lie about it.

7. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1101; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Wasn't it in the news just the other day that Apple knew beforehand that the iPhone 6 models were prone to bend? Very short term memory, pal. The so called Touch Disease is suggested to even be an additional problem from bendig of the phone. There have been iPhones problems with lines running down the screen, a yellow hue from poorly glued screen components and so on. The battery issue and subsequent CPU throttling stem from Apple's own chip design, demanding too much power to supply that peak performance. It's a clear and purely Apple created problem too. And that's purely hardware problems.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17052; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That kind of info gets destroyed once it crosses the RDF event horizon.

8. tedkord

Posts: 17052; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The fact that internal Apple documents show they knew the iPhone 6/6s were prone to bending before release proves you are wrong.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Then about Samsung's all those embarrassing disasters including the infamous #ExplosiveBatteryGate ?? They even had to recall all the Note 7 devices 2 times and publicly apologize for the entire catastrophe. If you are bringing up slight miscalculations by Apple in their 10 year smartphone history in which they have sold millions and millions of devices and innovated the smartphone concept itself, you cannot forget this explosive and shameful fault by Samsung.

9. tedkord

Posts: 17052; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And then they can back strong, with zero explosions of flagship phones since, and have put out the top rated phones in the flagship segment since. Innovated the smartphone segment? History gets really twisted that deep inside the RDF.

14. scarface21173

Posts: 624; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

They admitted it, put there hands up said sorry. Gave discounts. what have apple done charged the consumer to install a new battery.

11. fyah_king unregistered

Should've been free like Samsung.

13. cmdacos

Posts: 3786; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

How much do I get for avoiding an iPhone completely in 2017? Besides the obvious benefits of course...

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