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If you purchased an iPhone battery in 2017 you’re about to become $50 richer

The rebate applies to out-of-warranty battery purchases.

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Apple has announced it will give customers a rebate if they purchased a replacement iPhone battery between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 28, 2017.

According to a new Apple Support document, the company says it will provide a $50 credit to customers who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement last year. Eligible battery replacements must have been completed at an Apple authorized service location — Apple Store, Apple Repair Center, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider.

Your credit will be provided as an electronic funds transfer or a credit on the credit card used to pay for the battery replacement service.

Those who qualify will receive an email from Apple between now and July 27 with instructions on how to obtain the credit. If you haven’t heard from Apple by Aug. 1, and believe you’re eligible for the discount, you’re encouraged to contact the company before the end of the year.

Batteries replaced in-warranty are not eligible for this rebate.

In early 2017, Apple introduced a controversial power management feature in iOS 10.2.1. The function prevented unexpected shutdowns on older phones during times of so-called peak power.

Unfortunately, Apple was criticized for not explaining that the power management feature also throttled the processor on iPhones with older batteries, causing slower performance.

At the beginning of the year, Apple dropped the price it charges for out-of-warranty battery replacements from $79 to $29.

Since then, Apple introduced iOS 11.3, which no longer turns on throttling by default. The update also provides more information about battery health via the iPhone Settings app under Battery > Battery Health.

For more iPhone news, see: You can still recover deleted data from your iPhone – here’s howThe OnePlus 6 is beating the iPhone X in initial speed tests, and Spigen’s new iPhone X cases come with a historical Apple twist.

Did you purchase a replacement iPhone battery in 2017? Did you get your email from Apple? Let us know below.

Always-learning Tech guru. Email me at wolfe.bryan@icloud.com.

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