Owners of iPhone devices who had purchased a battery replacement last year for an out of warranty iPhone model may be qualified to receive a $50 credit from Apple. Recently this week, the tech giant has set up a new support web page, which contains an announcement of a policy on rebates. This policy happens to be applicable to purchases completed at authorized outlets.
Wait -- does this have anything to do with the so-called batterygate? Yes it does, and it might be easy to forget that with all the praise its iPhone X flagship is getting, as well as its expectation defying sales performances in the last couple of quarters, Apple is still continuing to try to effect some damage control after it had fully admitted that it was slowing down the processing speeds of older iPhone models for purposes of prolonging the battery life.
To its credit, the second biggest smartphone vendor in the face of the planet has done a lot of already, including among many others, issuing a full apology, rolling out a new iOS update that lets iPhone owners deactivate the performance slowing software feature themselves, and promising to replace batteries of iPhones that have passed diagnostic tests.
Apple had also made sure to begin offering $29 battery replacements before the start of this year, which represents a $50 discount on out of warranty battery replacements. This credit applies to customers who have bought a battery out of warranty at any time during last year, leading up to the new deal. Some may remember that more than three months ago, there were reports that Apple may give rebates to iPhone owners who paid full price for battery replacements.
The $50 refund is good for any qualified iPhone owner anywhere across the globe. But wait -- how exactly does one determine if he or she is qualified for the $50 credit? According to Apple, it will be sending an email message to all qualified users, and this should include a set of instructions on how to avail of the credit and have it transferred to users’ account. That email should arrive in the customers’ inbox between now until July 27th of this year.
In case a customer does not get the email message within the next couple of months, but believes anyway that he should be eligible for the $50 credit, he can still directly get in touch with Apple, but he must do it within this year.
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