Though the Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement deal ended in December 2018, but you can still power your iOS device with some extra battery on the cheap if you make the swap yourself now at iFixit
iFixit lately announced that it has extended it’s iPhone Battery Replacement Discount and will sell its DIY iPhone battery replacement kits for the discounted price of $30 through “at least” the end of 2019. The kits include all the tools you need to open up your Apple iPhone and swap out the old battery for a new one.
iFixit first lowered the price of these kits in December 2017 to match Apple’s deal, which ended at the end of 2018. The Cupertino tech giant now charges either $49 or $69 for an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement, depending on your model.
Apple reportedly replaced 11 million iPhone batteries during the $29 replacement program, which covered the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, and SE. Apple launched the program at the end of 2017 as a mea culpa for secretly slowing down the performance of certain iPhone models to offset errors caused by the aging batteries inside. iFixit Director of Communications Kay Kay Clapp wrote in a blog post. That means “there are still hundreds of millions of affected iPhone owners who didn’t get a battery replacement or didn’t know they needed one.”
The iFixit Warranty
iFixit sells battery replacement kits for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE, 5c, 5s, 5, and 4s. All those kits are now $30, except for the 4s kit, which is just $16.99.
Here are the warranties iFixit offers to cover products sold from iFixit Australia:
iFixit Lifetime Guarantee (Full Warranty) – This iFixit product is guaranteed to function as long as you have it.
One Year Warranty (Limited Warranty) is guaranteed to function for one year.
All batteries sold by iFixit come backed by 1 Year Warranty. For any given product, its warranty will be listed on the product page.
Manufacturer Warranties are backed by a specific product’s manufacturer for a stated amount of time. To claim a warranty replacement, you as the purchaser then need to contact the manufacturer directly.
iFixit offers parts at lower costs and providing free instructions on how to replace parts, you will be able to save on labor costs. Also note that iFixit does not offer repairs as a service in Australia. However, there may be an independent repair shop which is part of our iFixit Pro program, and you can check for a nearby iFixit Pro repair shop or technician at https://www.ifixit.com/local or try to find one locally using Yelp!
Remember that iFixit is a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix almost anything. Anyone can create a repair manual for a device, and anyone can also edit the existing set of manuals to improve them. Also their site empowers individuals to share their technical knowledge with the rest of the world.