Apple Is Increasing The Price Of Battery Replacements For Older iPhones: If you are considering purchasing a new battery for an older iPhone, you will want to take action as soon as possible. 9to5Mac has discovered that on March 1st, Apple will add $20 to the cost of replacing batteries for older iPhone models that were released before the iPhone 14.
This will result in an increase in pricing from $69 to $89 for all iPhone models with a notch, which includes the iPhone X through the iPhone 13. If you own an iPhone SE, iPhone 8, or another device with a design that is analogous to the original iPhone, the price will increase from $49 to $69. Already at $99, the price of a replacement for an iPhone 14 or one of its family members was significantly higher.
It is not entirely apparent if the rates of do-it-yourself repairs will also go up at the same time. However, the prices of the parts tend to be approximately equivalent to the cost of having Apple replace the battery for you. Be prepared for the possibility that the cost of the do-it-yourself option will increase in the near future.
Apple did not provide an explanation for the price increase in a notification that was posted on its website. We have requested a response from the company. The tech giant last adjusted the prices of its iPhone battery replacement service in 2019, when it discontinued an offer to replace batteries for a period of one year for $29, which had been offered in response to the public outcry over CPU throttling.
The corporation apologized by lowering pricing as a means of making up for the initial approach it took to battery degradation. It lowered performance to prevent sudden shutdowns on iPhones with worn-down batteries, but it didn’t warn users or give them the option to reverse the throttling. This was done to protect the iPhone from malfunctioning unexpectedly.
The new pricing is still competitive enough to make it worthwhile to upgrade only the battery rather than purchasing an entirely new phone. There is no denying that the price hike will be difficult, but it may be more excruciating if your device is several years old (like an iPhone X) and may lose other forms of support relatively soon, such as major operating system updates.