Apple announces iPhone 6s repair program in light of battery issues, touch disease

Apple is now replacing batteries of the iPhone 6s units having unexpected shutdown issues

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Highlights

    • Apple launched a new battery repair program for iPhone 6 units.
    • Apple offers replacement free of cost.
    • The program will cover affected iPhone 6s units for 3 years.

After the ‘Touch-disease’, Apple has now launched a new repair program for iPhone 6s battery issue. Releasing a repair program for the Apple iPhone 6Plus display flickering and multi-touch issue recently, Apple has now come up with a new repair program to replace the batteries of the iPhone 6s units which are affected and are having unexpected shutdown issues.

The issue occurs when the device though reflecting enough recharge shuts down unexpectedly.

Assuring that this is not a safety issue, Apple says that the issue is affecting “a very small number of 6s devices” within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015.

Just like the display flickering repair program, Apple is advising the iPhone 6s users who are facing this issue to visit the Apple authorized service centers or an  Apple retail store. But unlike the display flickering repair program which cost $149 for the affected Apple iPhone 6Plus units, the battery replacement comes free of charge. The user only to need to check the device serial number and confirm the eligibility for the replacement of the battery.

Apple suggests the user that before handing over the device for repair, they should back up their data to iTune or iCloud and delete all the data. Apple also says that if the device is found to have cracked display or is not in working condition, the company will charge cost to fix such issue.

However, the users who have already paid for battery replacement pertaining to such similar issue, they can contact Apple for a refund.

This program will be covering battery affected iPhone 6s units for 3 years after the first sale of the unit.