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Apple Says Sorry for Slowing Your iPhone With $29 Replacement Battery Offer

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Remember when you heard that Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhones?

Then last December, Apple got smart and offered big discounts on replacement batteries. Now, it’s finally extending an olive branch to those customers who bought their replacement batteries early and missed out on the good deal. Here’s the scoop.

How to Get Credit for Replacement iPhone Batteries

In hopes of an amicable solution to the problem, Apple dropped the price on replacement batteries for iPhone 6 and later models from $79 to $29 in January.

According to Apple’s website, it was getting a barrage of complaints. The company released a statement, which announced the reduced price and a commitment “to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apple’s intentions.”

That’s fine for some, but many customers didn’t wait and paid full price for their batteries. Now, Apple is offering a $50 credit to those customers. That credit will bring the price down to the $29 that others paid once the deal started. Here’s how it works.

If you bought a replacement battery for your iPhone 6 or newer model anytime from Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 28, 2017, and had the battery replaced at an Apple Store, Apple Repair Center or Apple Authorized Service Provider, you’re in luck.

Apple will contact eligible customers by July 27 to let them know how they can get the $50 credit on the debit or credit card they used to purchase the battery. If you think you qualify but don’t hear from them, contact Apple support.

Tyler Omoth is a senior writer at The Penny Hoarder who loves soaking up the sun and finding creative ways to help others. Catch him on Twitter at @Tyomoth.

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