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As many of you guys have heard by now, Apple is offering to replace the batteries of the iPhone 6 and above. There was a bit of confusion at the start where only batteries that failed the diagnostic test were eligible to take Apple up on the $29 offer, but Apple later clarified that all iPhone 6 handsets and above were eligible regardless of the test.


However there is a slight catch that was recently discovered by MacRumors. According to Apple’s iPhone service pricing page, it seems that the $29 battery replacement is limited to one per device. This is prevent customers from abusing the system and constantly swapping out batteries for newer ones in a bid to prolong their iPhone’s lifespan.

This doesn’t mean that customers can no longer replace their batteries, but once they’ve taken Apple up on this offer, future battery replacements will require that their iPhones undergo a diagnostic test, and should it pass, the battery replacement will cost $79 which is the standard pricing. If it fails then customers get to replace it again for $29.

Like we said, this is done to prevent customers from abusing the offer. Note that this offer is only valid until the 31st of December, 2018, so you’ll want to get it done soon if you don’t want to miss out on it.

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