In the wake of all the iPhone throttling drama, iFixit has announced that it is dropping the price on all of its DIY iPhone battery fix kits to $29 or less. The news follows Apple’s own announcement yesterday that it is going to be discounting out-of-warranty battery replacements to $29 in 2018.

iFixit’s kits include everything you need to replace your iPhone’s bad battery, and they support most models from the 4s on.

In fact, $29 sounds like a pretty good price. Effective immediately, we’re cutting the prices on all of our DIY battery install kits to $29 or less as well. The kits include all the tools you need to open up and swap your own battery. We also have options for the iPhone 4S, 5, 5s and 5c — which are excluded from Apple’s new program.

Obviously the difference here is that you have to replace the battery yourself, versus letting Apple do it, and the thought of the task can be somewhat daunting. iFixit argues that it can be more convenient doing the task yourself and most reviews suggest the project should take less than an hour.

For those who haven’t been following the story, Apple earlier this month admitted to throttling performance on older iPhone models to combat the side effects of aging batteries. The company issued an apology yesterday, and said it would be more transparent about the process moving forward.

Source: iFixit

  • Dave

    Why would you pay the same price to have to do it yourself? I’ve personally broken a phone trying to replace the battery. It’s not super easy.

    • Mr.Coolfreak

      It is, just gotta take it nice and slow the first time. Not everyone has an Apple store near them and they don’t want to be away from the phone for couple of days if they mail it.

    • Cerberus The Wise

      It is really easy. It’s the easiest part of the iPhone to replace actually. You need some practice my friend.

    • Chris Angel

      It took me 10 minutes, what are you talking about?

    • :)

      This is a great option for after Apple’s program expires.

    • Garry

      dave i think we have to talk about the elephant in the room(well in the forum), you my friend are thick or to put it in simple words dumb. if you break a phone while replacing the battery than you shouldnt even try changing a tubelight or a bulb in your house. please next time do use youtube or google for instructions.
      edit
      and thats me being humble and talking nicely.

      • Dave

        Wow. You sound like an incredibly spiteful and angry person. Who hurt you? I hope that you find the counseling you need so that you can avoid taking your anger out on strangers on the Internet. Good luck and Godspeed.

  • techfreak23

    I would recommend doing it on your own if you have no other options near you. Otherwise, take it to an Apple store to get it done because they have a standard 90 day warranty after the repair.

  • Daniel Amir

    Will i lose my waterproof if i replaced it at Apple?

    • Jiggz

      No, that why ifixit needs to drop down their price until the Apple program expires