Last week, and following the iPhone performance throttling fiasco, Apple announced it would replace batteries of iPhone 6 and newer devices for a discounted $29. At the time, it was understood that to qualify for the battery replacement, your iPhone had to go through a battery diagnostic. That diagnostic would then dictate whether your battery was bad enough for Apple to replace it.
According to iGen which obtained an internal note from Apple on Tuesday, all Apple customers that request a battery replacement will get one, regardless of of the results of the battery diagnosis run on the device.
Prior to the policy change, a diagnostic would have to be run, and the battery had to hold 80% or less of its charge to be eligible for a replacement. Apple will now apparently replace any battery from qualifying devices without running that test.
Of course, this only applies to the same class of devices as before, specifically, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE.
With this move, Apple is obviously trying to do good by disgruntled users, a move that will likely play in the company’s favor in the dozen or so class action lawsuits that were brought forward last week.
The battery replacement has already started, and if you have one of these older devices and want a new battery, you can get in touch with Apple today to initiate the process.