Question Wednesday

I had to use my laptop to take a photo of my phone.

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to charge up our financial questions.

Here’s my question: how many of you have taken advantage of Apple’s one-year-only iPhone battery replacement deal? You might remember this story, which we covered in January:

Here’s the deal: last month, Apple ‘fessed up to the fact that it deliberately slowed down phones as their batteries aged. This is the kind of decision that serves two purposes: it prevents the phone from accidentally shutting down, and it prevents us from using our phones efficiently.

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But once the news broke, enough people were angry with Apple that the company agreed to offer a limited-time deal on replacement batteries. Between now and December 2018, you can get your battery replaced for $29 [if you have an iPhone 6 or higher].

I bought my iPhone 6 on August 10, 2015 (thanks, Billfold archives!) and although it’s still working fine, the battery started crapping out about a month ago. Every time the phone dropped below a 50 percent charge, it shut down — so I contacted my local Apple service store, made an appointment, and got my battery replaced yesterday.

Anyone else get their $29 phone battery? How’s that working out for you? Discuss — or ask your own questions — in the comments.


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