Along with its apology for miscommunicating about the throttling of performance of iPhones with degraded battery, Apple lowered the price of battery replacements for qualifying devices and said this program would be available starting in early 2018. 

The company has now confirmed that it is starting the battery replacement program now.

In a statement to Rene Ritchie on Saturday, Apple said “We expected to need more time to be ready, but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away. Initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited.

Because of limited supply, you might want to check directly with your local Apple Store, or with Apple Support directly, to find out how quickly you can get your battery replaced.

The change of heart could be due to Apple just changing its mind, or maybe to the criticism it received for not getting this program up and running asap. Your guess is as good as mine?

What devices are concerned? 

According to Apple, only iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE qualify for the program. iPads are apparently exempt from performance throttling, so these devices aren’t part of the battery replacement program.

So anybody can get his battery replaced?

Nope! This isn’t that simple. Obviously, you need one of the devices mentioned above, and your device will most likely have to qualify for the battery replacement. Apple will probably run a diagnostic and assess whether or not your device’s battery qualifies for a replacement.

But how do I check myself if my battery needs to be replaced?

Right now, Apple only has one way of checking if your battery needs to be replaced, but we recently shared 3 other ways to check your iPhone battery health.

How much will that cost?

If you qualify, the cost of a replacement will be $29 in the US (check price in your own country). This price will be valid until the end of 2018.

  • Charlie

    I think they really have screwed this one up

    • danakin

      This has a chance to really turn into a world class sh*t-show. Multiple class-action lawsuits have been filed and now you gotta wonder how many other Apple offerings were similarly “managed”.
      The arrogance overload at Cupertino, supremely captured by the idiotic “courage” comment, might very well have caught up with them.

      • danakin

        Also, Rene Ritchie is an a$$-kissing sycophant who, if Apple ever came to a sudden stop, would be in real danger of becoming a suppository.

      • Benedict

        Theoretically they can sue Apple and demand all sales starting from the iPhone 6s to X. This action of slowing down phones intensionally with a new OS version is fraud. (Moreover, the possibility of downgrading was also taken away by Apple).

      • Did you read any of the articles on this? Apple isn’t slowing any devices down intentionally with new OS versions. Instead as your battery decays over time the phone slowly optimizes itself to extend your battery life so that you can enjoy as close to all day battery life as you want.

        You might not be aware of this but many many man electronic devices have modes built into them to throttle performance to extend battery life. Apple certainly didn’t invent this but they could have communicated more clearly what they were doing.

        Please stop spreading lies about supposed mal-intent.

      • Benedict

        Did YOU read the article? Apple admitted, they slowed down performance! Normally it is the other way round: As battery performance decreases, usage time gets lower! but NOBODY slows down performance! This is fraud – because like said before, this way you persuade people to buy a newer, faster device. Moreover this was the case in the past: People felt like their phone gets dramatically slower. So you should stick to the truth and stop spreading lies – Apple gets sued as we speak…

      • Not only did I read the article, I also read your comment. YOU stated, “slowing down phones intensionally with a new OS version is fraud”. I agree with this statement. However, I pointed out that Apple is not slowing down old phones arbitrarily to force upgrades but is instead slowing down CPU performance as batteries age to extend battery life. But thanks for misrepresenting me and calling me a liar.

        BTW. Don’t believe me? Go get your hands on an old iPhone, do a performance test, upgrade the battery and run the test again. If the scores go up with a new battery it means you’re blatantly misrepresenting the facts here and/or you didn’t read and comprehend the article above.

        Also, when you reference the past… You do realize that this change (the introduction of throttling) was only introduced about a year ago right? This “feature” only came about roughly half way into iOS 10’s release cycle. I could encourage you to go look up the sheer number of complaints demanding Apple do something to fix battery life on older phones running iOS 10 but I get the feeling that if processing this article was too much for you that would probably be a waste of time.

        Oh and speaking of things that you apparently don’t understand. Have you ever heard of Windows? Literally every single Windows laptop engages in performance throttling based on the output capabilities of the battery. Even if you set your performance settings to highest. Unless you have terrible hardware specs, Windows will always throttle back your performance when on battery at varying levels in order to preserve battery life. I never said that other companies do things the same way as Apple, but you seem to think that Apple is the only one that mucks with performance in order to preserve batteries.

      • Waiting for the outrage over products like Microsoft Windows to start any moment 😛

        You do realize that most companies automatically manage hardware to extend battery life by throttling performance right? They all go about it differently, and more transparency would be a welcome change as the result of this mess but I’m honestly surprised that this is only now becoming an issue when companies have been doing this my entire life…

      • danakin

        No doubt others employ similar approaches. There is, however, a mountain of arrogance from Apple these past few years. See the “courage” comment as an example. They’ve also traded on the trust factor more than anyone else so this is particularly biting.

      • I would say that Apple has lost its vision and purpose these last few years for sure. Tim Cook is certainly not Steve Jobs™️ and it shows.

        Although I’d need a better example of arrogance than saying it takes courage to remove the headphone jack. The iPhone certainly is their biggest cash generator and making a change that could hurt sales, lower customer reviews and lead to bad press is a risky move that I for one may not have made if I was in their position. Even if I thought that it was eventually going to be the standard of the future I’d have been too afraid of customer backlash and decreased sales to give it a try. Bad decision or good, removing a highly standardized piece of technology does take some courage.

    • Yeah, having to wait an extra few seconds opening apps is just the worst. It would be so much better for everyone if their 4 year old phones died half way through the day instead 🙂

      • Mark Malewski

        Or it would be better for Apple to just “publicly admit” that their iPhones have defective batteries, and issue a “iPhone Recall” offering to replace those “defective” batteries free of charge. My phone is only a year old, and the battery never lasts more than a few hours. But instead of issuing a public recall on the defective batteries, Apple has instead decided to “hide” the defects (that it was aware of) and deceitfully call it “throttling”. Very shady business practices, and my phone became so slow that it’s nearly unusable, and people “assume” that you must replace your phone every year (or every other year) due to iOS updates causing the phone to slow to a crawl, with no way to disable this “feature”. Therefore people “prematurely” are forced to purchase new phones, while my old Samsung phone has been good for almost six years now (and very easy to just pop-off the back cover and replace the battery). I’ve had to upgrade much much much sooner with my iPhones then I have with my Samsung phones, because the iPhones seem to slow to a crawl, and the batteries seem to fail prematurely. Apple should “do the right thing” and issues recalls on ALL of it’s iPhones (from iPhone 6, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, 7S, 7S Plus, etc.)

      • I’m sorry, but since there’s 0 evidence of any widespread defective iPhone batteries Apple should NOT recall their last 4 generations of phones. I think you’re confusing yourself by comparing the smaller batteries in iPhones to the larger batteries in Samsungs. Let me put it this way, a smaller battery loosing it’s ability to hold a charge sooner than a larger battery is not a defect. An exploding battery on the other hand is a defect.

        (And speaking of Samsungs) You apparently don’t know this, but Samsung ditched removable batteries a while ago opting to follow Apple’s lead as it aids both in miniaturization of components and waterproofing the enclosure.

        But back to your claims about Apple hiding defective hardware behind throttling of products, you do realize that the throttling was only introduced about a year ago right? This might come as a shock to you, but the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus all predate Apple’s throttling program by over a year. Turns out that the real reason throttling was introduced is because iOS 10 had some significant draws on battery life and consumers complained that iOS 10 was causing their phone’s to discharge FAR to quickly (or in some cases spontaneously shut down at 20-40%). Apple introduced throttling in order to allow old phones to use the latest OS with as close to all-day battery as possible. So it has more to do with Apple trying to make life better for consumers than worse.

        But I do find it amusing that you’re complaining about the lack of ability to shut off this feature when you also state that your phone only lasts a couple hours. Do you want your phone to die significantly faster?

  • mlody_me

    This article is wrong! Anyone with iphone 6/6s and plus equivalents can get the battery replaced. There is no qualification for this. All Apple did here was that they lowered the out of warranty replcement battery cost from $79 to $29. If you want to you get your battery replaced every month as far as i know you can and no one is going to stop you!

    • Source?

    • And your wrong. If you want to get your battery replaced in warranty when there is no issue, you need to pay full price. Same applies to this, they won’t give you a discount just because you want a new battery. Yours needs to have something wrong with it and that something wrong with it is if your overall battery capacity is under 85% in 1 year, 70% in 2 years and 60% in 3 years.

  • Steve Harvey

    SOO TICKED. Wanted new battery in my 8 Plus at the very end. The original thing said iPhone 6 and later. Screw Apple for lieing. I defended this for so long, but now they are lieing.

    • My guess is that Apple will either extend this program to “affected devices” as time goes on or implement controls to toggle this feature to rectify the situation. But I’d wait a year.

      It actually makes sense to provide a cut off just to help prevent more misunderstandings. Since iPhone 8s are still under warranty and would likely not trip apple’s diagnostic checks for bad batteries after only one year it makes sense to not include them on the list. Why tell consumers that their phone qualifies for a program that’s almost certain to turn them away? That sounds like bad press waiting to happen if you ask me 😛

      • Steve Harvey

        If more bad press happens it will be bad. They just need to stick to their guns and offer anyone who has a iPhone 6 or higher a $29 battery replacement.

        No, I’m not crazy, I do think they should make sure one battery replacement per serial number. Although, they are still making a profit at $29.

      • Not too sure about that. Samsung is still outselling Apple and Trump is presidents of the US. That’s not an endorcement of either, but simply an attempt to point out sometimes bad press doesn’t really amount to much in the long run.

        Personally I always thought Apple’s prices for battery replacements were too high. I’d actually love to see them just keep this new price and say moving forward if you have a device that’s 2-4 generations old you qualify for the cheaper replacements. That would be a fantastic outcome I think.

      • Steve Harvey

        They wouldn’t keep it this cheap. I’d say even if they kept it led then $40 that would be good.

        And good point. Samsung can have exploding phones, and Trump can say grabbing women…. by both are still doing excellent!

        Plot twist: Trump defeated ISIS by dropping Note 7s on them.

      • Yeah I don’t think they will keep that price either, but it would be great if they did! However I agree, even a $40 price after this program is over would be a fantastic outcome for consumers in all of this.

        BTW, I loved the “plot twist”.

      • Mark Malewski

        If Apple kept the price at $29 for battery replacements (or even $40 max) then I wouldn’t complain. Just as long as they don’t throttle the performance of my device. I’ve paid for battery replacements on my other Android devices (usually $7 to $14 online on Amazon). I supposed $29 for an Apple battery isn’t bad, but $79 is just plain absurd, and this is another way/reason that Apple “forces” customers into just buying a new phone (instead of paying $79 to fix a 1-2 year old phone). What would cost $7 for an Android user, costs $79 for an Apple user. That is what sucks. But yes, I do agree that a $29 battery replacement would be “fair”. I do agree that a “$40” price tag (for battery replacements) after this program is over, would be a “good gesture” by Apple towards consumers, but Apple is only offering this program to “fend off” lawsuits. Either way, I’m going to pay my $29 and get a battery replacement.

      • Again, Apple didn’t throttle your CPU, they capped the max power requests going to your aging battery to avoid spikes that would shut off your phone due to the battery’s lack of ability to sustain that output.

        But before you get too carried away in comparing your $7-14 Amazon batteries I should point out that not all batteries are created to the same standards not all phones are easy to replace the batteries in. In Apple’s case, there is a rather significant procedure that has to be undergone, not the least of which is resealing and re-waterproofing your phone (if applicable). While I agree that the original price was high, it isn’t exactly fair to compare it to the price of a cheap battery on Amazon and upgrading it yourself. Especially since servicing an iPhone yourself breaks the waterproofing and as a result voids the warranty.

  • Edgar FRDS

    I am so happy with this!! Of course, Apple lied to us and they slowed our smartphones down to buy the new ones. In these recent years, there haven’t been significant changes to upgrade, that’s why iPhones, after the iPhone 5, got obsolete so fast. My mother had the iPhone 5 and my dad the iPhone 6, seriously these were terrible! The battery on the iPhone 5 died in like 10 times in 2 years! Even with warranty from the Apple Store, my mom still had to pay to ‘repair’ something what my mom supposedly did. Even though, she only used it for calling and whatsapp. And the iPhone 6 (not only from my dad) was laggiest iPhone I ever seen. Even out of the box, it was already laggy and when we went to the Apple Store (actually always because of my mom) they said there will be an update. Almost 2018, and the iPhone 6 still is the laggiest iPhone I’ve ever seen.

    My iPhone 3GS still works as it should, even though having its latest compatible software and my iPhone 4S was until today the only iPhone, which I can say worked like it should! Even after having jailbroken the hell out off it. Even though I love my iPhone 6s, (which by the way I’ve never had any issues), I strongly dislike the way Apple treats its costumers. Apple was always in a position, where they had the power to control and say what they want without any problems. Seeing all this law suits, is like a big relief.

    I also own an OnePlus 3T, which is perfect, but I fell in love with iOS ever since and Android won’t change it anytime soon.

  • AMB_07

    A better solution would be to let us decide if we want the CPU to be throttled or not. This “solution” by Apple is meaningless because they’re not reversing those settings in iOS and are simply delaying the same problem from happening anyways.

    They’re just driving me towards Android at the moment.

    • You do realize that Apple isn’t the only one that does this right? As an example if you’ve ever used a PC laptop you’ll notice that Windows comes with a high performance and a battery mode. When you unplug your computer it switches to battery mode (which is nice and transparent right?), but the problem is that even if you switch it back to performance mode while on battery it is still throttled and will not give you full performance. I could go on but throttling electronics to extend battery life is very common. Should Apple be more clear as to what they are doing? Yes. But this is by no means an Apple exclusive feature and the fact that people are only now freaking out about this makes me wonder how well versed they are in modern technology…

      • AMB_07

        Yes I do realize that this throttling practice was never exclusive to Apple and never claimed that it was. i’m not really sure why you’re comparing an iPhone to a laptop though because, according to you, it throttles only when it’s untethered to the wall plug.

        I have a Oneplus One which performs just as good if not slightly better than back in 2014 when I bought it, thanks to Apple my SE will probably not be the same despite having a superior processor than my OPO. Why can’t my more expensive iPhone do the exact same as my cheaper OPO? I won’t get to enjoy the performance I PAID FOR because Apple judges that I shouldn’t in accordance to their infinite wisdom.

        I’m not just pointing fingers at Apple just so that I make myself clear, any other company that would have done that especially while charging a premium price would earn my criticisms.

      • I never said you implied Apple was the only one doing this. But I simply pointed it out because people are acting like this is the case. Multiple people on iDB have also commented that their Android phones have slowed down over the years as well (despite not being on the latest OS). The only reason that I brought up MS is because they are a huge company that is also very misleading as to what they are doing.

        But it all depends on your point of view at the end of the day. Would you rather have a phone that lasts for a few hours and then dies or randomly shuts off at 20-30% or would you rather have a phone that tries to stay functional for you all day? I still remember all the outrage back in the day over old iPhones lasting 4 hours on a charge and dying and spontaneous shut downs. I’m just pointing out that this may be a problem that consumers asked for and one that isn’t an exception in this industry.

        Personally I prefer to have a sluggish phone over a dead one, but to each their own. I guess I’d be more annoyed if I couldn’t use the phone I paid for after a few hours than I am now knowing Apple’s trying its best to keep it running all day. Hopefully Apple adds a toggle because of this however 🙂

      • AMB_07

        That’s my whole point, to allow users the freedom of flexing their phone’s muscles the way they want to (in safe perimeters of course).

        Maybe I should have specified; my OnePlus One is running the latest LineageOS nightly and its performance is top-notch. I haven’t been experiencing any shutdowns or issues with it. But oddly I did with my iPhone SE. I don’t think it means anything about my iPhone, probably some rogue app was stressing it too much or something of the sort.

      • Mark Malewski

        Yes, Apple is the ONLY one that “slows down” your Phone (without telling you) and without giving you ANY OPTIONS to disable it. If my phone is plugged into the wall, it shouldn’t be getting throttled, and I shouldn’t have a phone that is super slow, just because Apple wants to “force me” to get a new phone. It’s called FRAUD… Apple admitted, they slowed down performance! As battery performance decreases, usage time gets lower! but NOBODY slows down performance! This is fraud – because like said before, this way you persuade people to buy a newer, faster device. There is no way to “disable” this “feature” and Apple didn’t even ask our consent. I don’t want my device performance “slowed down”, especially when I’m plugged into a wall outlet for most of the day. Moreover this was the case in the past: People felt like their phone gets dramatically slower. Apple continues to be deceitful, and this is FRAUD. Yes Apple is the ONLY one that has ever done this, because I can easily “disable” any “power saving” features in my Windows computer, or Android devices. It’s my iPhone that has dropped in performance nearly 40% over the past 2 years, and now Apple wants me to pay $80 for a new battery, or buy a new Apple phone to “fix” the problem Apple is having with their batteries. My Android devices and my HP laptop don’t have any of these same problems. When I run benchmarks, my HP and Android devices are ALL just as fast NOW, as they were 3-5 years ago when I bought them. It’s only my Apple products that slow to a crawl after 1 to 2 years old. No other vendor has ever intentionally “slowed down” the performance on my computer, cell phone, or other device (without my permission, and without the ability to disable or shut off this ‘feature’). Why would my phone be required to have “slow performance” while it’s plugged into a wall? Why is Apple “crippling” my cell phone, while it’s plugged into a wall? This has nothing to do with power, this is just Apple screwing customers. This should not even be happening if your phone is plugged into the wall, with a full battery, and I’m getting 40% performance hits and slowdowns? My 5 year old Android phone is much faster than my 1-2 year old Apple phone, because Android and other vendors don’t do this crap. Apple just screws users over, and treats us like we are “mindless” creatures that can’t decide whether we want a “mandatory” performance slowdown on our devices, with no way to disable it.

      • Ok, lets go back to the very beginning and look at what Apple did because I think you’ve managed to misunderstand this entire issue.

        First, the very first instance of any “throttling” took place in iOS 10.2.1 which was released to the public in January 23, 2017. (Which BTW means that any complaints of slow phones before this date and patch are completely unrelated to this conversation) This minor update to iOS 10.2 (notice the trailing .1) was specifically designed to solve an issue where people were noticing that their older iPhones were shutting off randomly at around 20-40%. So the question then is, how did Apple tackle this problem?

        To understand that you have to know two things about Lithium-Ion batteries. They don’t output at a constant voltage (but instead vary their output depending on the needs of the system at any given time) and second, the ability to supply peak output degrades over time and in cold weather. The problem is that over the years as batteries degrade sudden spikes in power consumption can exceed the batteries aging abilities and could cause the phone to power down unexpectedly in an attempt to protect it’s internal electronics.

        Now, listen to what Apple did IN THEIR OWN WORDS. “Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.” Do you hear ANYTHING in that sentence about throttling? This is where you’re confused I think. Apple didn’t throttle the CPU, they put an algorithm in place that slowly lowers the cap on the max power that can be requested from the battery as it ages.

        Assuming you read all that, this means that Apple has not been engaging in any type of fraud. Apple has instead attempted to address a problem that only appears during peak spikes in battery draw from old degrading batteries. Now ask yourself, when might cause a massive spike in battery drain on a phone? Might it be say a geekbench4 benchmarking test designed to push the phone to its limits? Yup, of course this means that your phone is going to get up to 40% lower scores as time goes on. But in many cases you won’t notice it as a LOT of tasks on your phone don’t come anywhere near using sustained peak battery usage.

        So please, if you have any questions about this feel free to ask, but don’t go spreading misinformation on hearsay when you obviously haven’t even taken the time to look up what Apple said in their own words, much less taken the time to learn how any of this works. But seeing as how this answer was so long, if you still want answers to your other points feel free to ask them again and I’ll address them in light of this post here.

  • Benedict

    I love my “outdated” Android OS phone ?

    • AMB_07

      Yeah my older cheaper-at-launch android phone will likey perform better than my more expensive iPhone when it gets just as old. Makes me feel terrific about all that money spent -__-

      • Well if you have an Android that doesn’t slow down over time you should mention it to the community at Android Authority (who stated that every phone they have ever used slows down over time). Looks like you found a gem!

      • AMB_07

        You sound skepticall.

      • Mark Malewski

        @squibler:disqus , you are an “Apple FanBoy” (and Apple “cult” member) and you are completely blinded by your love for Apple. I have nine different Android phones that are anywhere between 2 to 8 years old, and NONE of them have ever “slowed down”. I can still use my original 7 1/2 year old T-Mobile “HTC MyTouch 4G” Android phone is still faster than my 1 1/2 year old iPhone 6S Plus, and it still hasn’t “slowed down”. I can plug my “HTC My Touch 4G” Android phone into a wall charger, and use it all day (without any lag or performance “slow down”) that you speak of. If you want a crappy slow phone, you have to spend a lot of money and buy an Apple iPhone. After only a year, my phone gets “throttled” and performs worse than a 2 to 7 year old Android phone. Apple calls this a “feature”. With no ability to shut it off, or disable it, and it shouldn’t be throttling the performance of the phone when the phone is plugged into the wall charger. There is no reason for that, and that has nothing to do with batteries, because when it’s plugged into a wall it’s not using any battery power, and the performance should NOT be throttled. That is just FRAUD on Apple’s part. They “slow down” their phones/products, in order to force users to buy new phones. I do admit, that I do like the Apple iOS, but I really hate how you can’t do simple things like “adjust power settings” (there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t disable this “performance throttling” when your phone is plugged into a thunderbolt charging cable at my desk, and another problem is why can’t I disable the screen from shutting off after a second, when my phone is NOT on battery power, and is actually plugged in?) Simple things on an Android device, I can easily change/disable my screen from shutting off while my phone is plugged in. I can’t do that on an iPhone. Kinda sucks. If Samsung were to do something like this, then the “Apple FanBoys” will be all over this nonsense, but since Apple did it, the “Apple FanBoys” just continue to “justify” Apple’s actions… #AppleCanDoNoWrong #KeepDrinkingTheKoolAid

      • I like how you accuse me so quickly of being an Apple fanboy. You’ve obviously never read any of the dozens of posts I’ve made here blasting Apple for their appalling iPhone X design choices or seen any of the other criticisms that I’ve leveled at them. But call me whatever you want if it makes you feel better.

        I just left a response to you explaining what Apple did in detail so I’ll simply sum it up here by saying Apple didn’t throttle your CPU, they only limit the maximum power spikes asked of the battery to prevent the problem of sudden shutdowns. This primarily affects things like benchmarking tests but you can also see some slowdown in launching apps etc.

        As for why it’s still slow when you’re charging your phone the simple answer is because the power goes to your battery first and then to the rest of the system. Which means even when charging your old battery is still ultimately the thing powering the phone. As for why this doesn’t appear to affect Androids it’s because they typically have much larger batteries and due to the nature of Androids the hardware and software isn’t nearly as tightly integrated resulting in a LOT of “wiggle room” so to speak for specs. One big embarrassment for Samsung has been that Apple has always outperformed them with far less impressive hardware (at least on paper). And as a result if anything starts to deteriorate in quality on an iPhone you’ll notice it rather quickly. On an Android it will take years more before anything becomes apparent.

        And I’m not sure what on earth auto dimming screens have to do with this conversation but I will point out that you can tell iPhones to leave their screens on 24/7 and that Samsungs have historically been significantly more prone to screen burn-in than iPhones but again, none of that has anything to do with this conversation so I’m going to assume you’re ranting now and finish my response.

    • big Rafa

      i love my iphone 3G and ipod 1G (2008/2007). booth working, getting email from native apps and with good battery life

  • Rick Hart

    Wonder if mine would qualify? I’m iPhone 6 iOS 9.0.2 jailbroken

    • Hard to say. iOS 9.0.2 doesn’t throttle phone performance so even if Apple lets you swap batteries for that price you won’t get increased performance out of the deal.

  • :D

    I upgraded my iPhone 6 recently because the battery would only last a few hours and I didn’t want to spend money on a new battery when I could get a new phone instead NOT because it became too slow. I would have had to upgrade sooner had Apple not done this.

    • Exactly! I don’t understand how people are so worked up over this. I still use my iPhone 6 Plus with its origional battery and despite it being noticeably slow to launch some apps these days, I quite like haveing all day battery and would gladly wait a few seconds to launch an app if the alternative is to have my phone die half way into the day and be useless until I can park next to an outlet.

  • Jake Platt

    So is this insinuating that the iPhone 7 isn’t throttled?

    • It wasn’t initially, but iOS 11.2 brought “throttling” to the iPhone 7.

  • Ric D

    Sell your iPhone jump ship ? quit crying. I personally don’t own my phone long enough to see my battery take a shit. But seriously who owns a phone more than 2 years?

  • marybold

    bunch of entitled cry babies
    first world problems
    I have a 4 y/o 6+S going to get a new battery for $30 thats not a bad deal in my book

    batteries wear out people get over it

    I do agree getting out in front should have been done a bit better though

    and I was able to find plently of places in my area where I could find an appt for today to switch out the battery