According to a rumor by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple may extend its iPhone 6s battery replacement program to iPhone 6 following reports from iPhone 6 owners who claim to have been plagued with the same issues as their iPhone 6s counterparts.

UPDATE: an unnamed source inside Apple corporate told AppleInsider that there are no immediate plans to offer a battery exchange program for iPhone 6 devices. “We constantly evaluate service statistics,” said the source. “There are no plans or grounds for a wide iPhone 6 battery exchange program at this time.”

Mac Otakara is a fairly reliable blog, but the outlet cautions that this is just a rumor and notes that it has no idea whether or not Apple will indeed offer a free battery replacement to iPhone 6 owners who may be experiencing unexpected shutdowns.

Apple originally discovered that some iPhone 6s units manufactured between September and October 2015 may unexpectedly shut down when the battery charge level falls below thirty or so percent.

The company issued a global iPhone 6s battery replacement program (see if your device is eligible for a free battery replacement using Apple’s web tool), saying a manufacturing issue is causing affected batteries to degrade faster than usual.

Source: Mac Otakara

  • EimaiNintzas

    Awsome. My iphone 6’s battery keeps dying in 30% since ios 9.

  • malhal

    Great news, heard from many people who have this issue on the 6

  • Pratik Mishra

    Even i have the same problem and i have a 6. Apple plz!!!

  • pegger1

    I have the issue with iPhone 6. Doesn’t even reach 30% sometimes and it shuts down. In freezing weather it’s a lot worse.
    It won’t turn on because of low battery. But I plug it in and turn it on and battery meter has lots of juice.

  • Grolubao

    This happened to me and I had to go to a third party store to get my battery replaced.

    • burge

      You didn’t have to you chose too. Apple just charge more then the 3rd party shop you used.

  • Martin

    too bad i have a different color screen replaced on there and they will make a big fuss about it and turn me down either way

  • Deepo

    I have the same issue on my launch iPhone 6S Plus. Waiting patiently for Apple to admit the issue is more widespread.

    • Julio Hernandez

      Same exact phone as you and mine always shuts off at around 30% and sometimes I’ll be out after sundown walking my dog and my phone is dead until I get a charge on it. :/