iStore details iPhone battery replacement programme for SA

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Apple courted controversy recently after it confirmed that it intentionally slowed down iPhones that had degraded (and not so degraded) batteries.

The company announced that it would be reducing the cost of battery replacements in the USA for older iPhones. But what about the iStore? The South African retailer has announced that the battery replacement programme would be available here too.

“Following Apple’s iPhone battery replacement statement, iStore today announced its replacement price and process for iPhone users,” the company wrote in an emailed press statement.

The retail chain wrote that “in accordance with the official Apple battery replacement programme”, the cost of replacing your iPhone battery will be pegged at R429.78 (including VAT).

The iStore will be offering a battery replacement programme to South African users, following Apple’s ‘throttlegate’

“Owners of iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus who suspect that their battery might need to be replaced should visit to make a technical appointment from 11 January 2018,” the iStore message continued, adding that online booking was “essential”.

The chain said that the user’s iPhone will be assessed in store and if it’s found to be eligible, will be sent for battery replacement.

“The in-store technical appointment fee of R200 usually applicable to non-iStore customers, will be waived for this battery replacement programme, for a limited time only, provided that an appointment has been booked online.”



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