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.


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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