We’re coming up on a month since Apple shared that it slows down iPhones based on battery age and wear to prevent from unexpected shutdowns. Since Apple has dropped the price of battery replacements to $29, have you gotten yours swapped out? Let us know in the poll below if you think it was worth it, if you’re still trying to get it done, or otherwise.
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Shortly after Apple apologized for how it handled the battery slowdown issue, the company clarified that all iPhone 6 and later models are eligible for the discounted battery replacement, without needing to fail diagnostics.
Early this month, Barclays estimated that there are about 520 million iPhones eligible for the replacement program, and predicted that 54 million would take advantage of it. The next day, the “Swap-apocalypse” began with some users reporting they had to join waiting lists up to six weeks long before getting a battery swap.
For those looking for a faster or more convenient option depending on proximity to an Apple Store or AASP, iFixit offered up $29 price matching on its battery replacement kits. We also put together some resources to check your battery health and for DIY iPhone battery replacements. Office Depot and OfficeMax are also both offering aftermarket replacements.
For those who may still be on the fence about whether it’s worth it or not to replace their iPhone battery (and because it’s just interesting) share your experience in the poll below. Feel free to share more specifics about your iPhone and/or benchmark results in the comments.