Just weeks after the world learned that Apple was intentionally slowing down aging iPhone models, Apple announced on Thursday that it will allow customers to replace iPhone batteries for $29 for certain models.
Apple came under heat earlier in December when it was learned that older iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus, 6S Plus and 7 models were intentionally being slowed down as the phone's battery aged. Some customers have complained that they replaced their entire phone, and not just the battery, in order to have a fast cellphone.
But Apple claimed the slowdown was needed to prevent phones from shutting down.
From January through December of 2018, Apple said it will reduce the price of out-of-warranty battery replacement from $79 to $29.
Apple said that when an aging battery is replaced with a new battery, the phone will resume operating at peak performance.
Apple said it will announce further details on replacement batteries in January.