Although Apple promised to replace old iPhone batteries for $29 due to the now infamous slowdown issue, users will likely have to wait for them a bit longer than expected due to the fact that they are in short supply. Rumors have it that Apple won’t have batteries in stock for the 2014 phone until late March or early April.
When the $29 replacement battery was first offered in December, Apple said that the batteries would be available to users in late January, and then even updated that time frame to available “right away” somehow. But now the most current estimations for available replacement batteries for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are late March or early April. Batteries for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE will be “available without extended delays”, vague as that sounds.
The silver lining is that now you can get a $29 mea culpa from Apple — even if you have to wait for it.
[Via The Verge]