Digicape now offers iPhone battery replacements in SA too

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Earlier this week, news broke that the iStore chain of  retailers would be offering battery replacements to affected iPhone owners, falling in line with Apple’s own battery replacement programme.

The programme came after it emerged that Apple was stealthily throttling older iPhones with depleted batteries, eliciting scorn from Apple users around the world.

Now, Digicape has joined the iStore in offering battery replacements at a reduced price in South Africa, coming in at R430 too.

“If you suspect that the battery of your iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 or 7 Plus may need to be replaced, bring your device in to any Digicape store for a diagnosis, or contact the Digicape Service Centre to book an appointment time convenient to you,” Mark Parsons, technical director at Digicape, was quoted as saying in a press statement.

“If the battery is eligible for replacement, clients may take their iPhones home with them while the parts are on order, and return within 5-7 working days to have their new battery installed. Installation will take around 45 minutes, and replacement batteries will cost a maximum of R430.00 including VAT,” read an excerpt from the release.

Meanwhile, in the USA, reports claim that affected iPhone 6 Plus users are in for a long wait, owing to a shortage of batteries for the model. So if you’ve got this particular iPhone in South Africa, you might want to act now.



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