Apple delays iPhone 6 Plus battery replacements due to supply shortage

If you have an Apple iPhone 6 Plus, we have some bad news for you

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Highlights

    • Apple will charge users of iPhone 6 and above $29 for battery replacements till the end of 2018
    • Apple iPhone 6 Plus batteries won’t be available until late March to early April

Apple just last month admitted to the fact that it intentionally slows down older generation iPhones with subsequent updates. In a bout to make this right, Apple issued an apology, along with lowering the replacement battery charge of out of warranty iPhones from $79 (Approximately Rs 5,030) to $29 (Approximately Rs 1,846).

This offer will be valid until the end of this year and will include the iPhone 6 and newer devices. This news came as a relief to many people, and a lot of people have already opted to get their iPhone batteries replaced.

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However, if you are an Apple iPhone 6 Plus user and were hoping to take advantage of the deal as soon as possible, there might be a bit of bad news for you. As per a report by MacRumors, Apple is said to be in short supply of iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries due to a severe supply constraint at the moment. The batteries won’t be available until late March to early April in the United States and other regions.

Also Read: Apple releases iOS 11.2.2 and macOS 10.13.2 updates to patch Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities

The report also states that there is a shorter wait time for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus battery replacements (around two weeks). Additionally, batteries for the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE are expected to be available without any more delays in most countries. All this said, the time people will have to wait to get their smartphone battery replaced will vary from place to place, which might be due to the supply irregularities between official stores and authorised service centres.