Web Desk: Apple is refunding a $50 credit to iPhone users who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement devices between January 1, 2017, and December 28, 2017.
The credit applies to anyone who received a repair at an Apple Store, Apple Repair Center, or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Apple says they will be emailing eligible customers between May 23, 2018 and July 27, 2018 with instructions on how to obtain the credit.
Anyone who used AppleCare+ to get their battery replaced or were covered under their existing iPhone warranty are ineligible for the refund.
In case if you haven’t received an email by August 1, 2017, and feel you are eligible, you can contact Apple Support and plead your case.
Apple has been criticized for its old and worn batteries. A report from the founder of Geekbench surfaced which claimed that Apple has been slowing down the performance of iPhones with old and worn batteries.
The major phones affected by this update initially included iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, however, iPhone 7’s performance also got affected as soon as it got hit with the update.