Apple offers iPhone battery replacements for Rs 2000 only
New Delhi : Looking forward to replace your iPhone batteries for a cheap rate, December 31 is the last date for a drive being run by Apple Inc, where batteries are being replaced for a price as low as Rs 2000 only.
The program was started last year after the company had received a lot of complaints regarding the faulty batteries to deliberately decrease the performance of the older iPhones.
In turn, Apple said that the slowdown was due to the power management feature in iOS 10.2.1. The feature was introduced to check phone shutdowns owing to faulty batteries.
To placate its customers, Apple had then offered to replace batteries of older iPhones for Rs 2000 or $29!
"We've been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process. We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize," the company had said.
The battery replacement program covered batteries of older iPhones like iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE. The programme was also extended to the newer iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
To find out if your battery is faulty go to Settings -> Battery, you'll find a new "Battery Health" section. This page will display the maximum capacity of the phone's battery.