Apple may extend iPhone 6s battery replacement program to iPhone 6 (updated)

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