Apple surprised customers this past weekend when it announced that it's discounted iPhone battery replacement program had launched well ahead of schedule. Of course, it's difficult to applaud the company for kicking off the program early when the entire reason it exists is due to the fact that Apple was discovered to have been secretly throttling older iPhone models for years. Just in case this is somehow news to you, let's rewind for a moment.
Late last year it was discovered that Apple has been secretly slowing down older iPhone models. That's right, it turns out that all the crazy conspiracy theorists who said Apple intentionally slows down iPhones as they age in an effort to force upgrades were correct. Well, they were half correct, at least; the supposed logic here is that Apple throttled performance on older iPhones in order to extend battery life as batteries start to age. That's what Apple claimed when it finally fessed up to the intentional iPhone slowdowns last month.
As part of the company's effort to make things right with customers, Apple said that it would slash the price of iPhone battery replacements on older iPhone models from $79 to just $29, a $50 discount. The new lower price was supposed to take effect sometime in January, but Apple's new battery replacement program ended up starting early this past Saturday. Want to take advantage and get your iPhone battery swapped for $29? You'll find everything you need to know in this post.
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