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Your time is running out to get an Apple battery replacement on the cheap for your older iPhone

Apple’s $29 special price for battery replacement goes away December 31st.

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If you’ve got an aging iPhone collecting dust in a drawer that had issues with battery life, you should go and get the battery replaced for cheap before the end of the year, as Apple’s deal on battery placements is coming to an end.

Customers had long been coming out with tales that their older model iPhones weren’t performing as well over time, or even shutting down randomly. Now, some level of loss of function is normal for devices as they age, but this went further than expected.

Last December, it all came to a head with Apple publicly acknowledging that it had indeed been throttling older iPhones, saying its goal was to preserve battery life on those older models and prevent the random shutdowns. It rang hollow to customers, who felt it was a case of “too little, too late” in them being informed of this policy.

You’re running out of time to get a cheaper Apple battery replacement

The most important part of Apple’s message for consumers was an offer toward the end: Apple said it would reduce the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement to $29 from $79 “for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, available worldwide through December 2018.”

If you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 or any other iPhone newer than the iPhone 6 that has battery issues – it’s a good time to go get it fixed. After December 31st, the price of a battery replacement will increase to a base price of $49.

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