Apple to replace the battery in older iPhones

Written by Borys Kit, CNN

Apple announced a new proactive initiative Wednesday that will begin replacing the batteries in some older iPhones and iPads starting April 1.

The iPhones and iPads affected are:

iPhone 4S (2012-2013)

iPhone 5 (2013-2014)

iPhone 5c (2014-2015)

iPhone 6 (2014-2015)

iPhone 6 Plus (2014-2015)

iPhone 6s (2015-2016)

iPhone 6s Plus (2015-2016)

iPhone SE (2016-2017)

iPhone 7 (2016-2017)

iPhone 7 Plus (2017-2018)

iPad Air (2012-2013)

iPad Mini (2013-2014)

iPad Mini 3 (2015-2016)

iPad Mini 4 (2016-2017)

iPad (2017-2018)

iPad Pro (2016-2018)

MacBook Air (2011-2015)

This isn’t the first time Apple has provided a service for its devices. In 2012, it made fixes for the iPhone 4 display assembly after it was found that the black tint had been caused by a manufacturing flaw. For many iPhone users, however, Apple has ignored the issue and have been forced to purchase a new iPhone.

To replace the battery in a defective device, you will first need to visit an Apple Store, to choose a case for the phone. Once you choose a case, you must have a technician come to your home or business.

Apple will provide the following information to Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Service Providers or in your state and territory:

In addition to that information, the program also notes an estimated time frame. Apple says the battery replacement will take up to an hour and that the cost of the battery replacement (the list of components is vague) varies by country. In the United States, you’ll pay $79 for your battery.

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