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Remember the iPhone battery fiasco? Last year, consumers using older iPhones experienced performance issues with their phones and accused Apple of intentionally slowing down their devices. It turned out that they were right. While some thought that this was a ploy to get users to buy newer models, Apple eventually admitted to throttling performance on older phones to keep from overwhelming the older, deteriorated batteries.

This led to a lot of users replacing their batteries, and Apple is even offering a significant discount ($50 off, so $29) on battery replacements, a discount which goes all the way until December of this year. The US Department of Justice even investigated Apple over the incident. It was a thing, to say the least.

So what if you replaced your battery before Apple started offering the discount, and your phone was out of warranty, forcing you to eat the cost? If you had it replaced at an Apple-authorized service location any time in 2017, you're eligible for a $50 refund, which will effectively give you the discounted price.



What's nice is that Apple will be taking the initiative to reach out to customers between May 23rd and July 27th, letting them know they're eligible for the refund and how to go about it getting it. No doubt many consumers who paid to have their batteries replaced have since forgotten and moved on, so it's good of the company to seek these people out and make sure they're properly compensated. The credit will come either as an electronic funds transfer or a credit on the credit card you used to pay for the service.

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