tech2 News Staff Jan 12, 2018 20:08:51 IST
Apple users who were looking forward to changing their iPhone 6 Plus batteries, may have to wait for some more time due to limited supply.
According to a report by MacRumors, the replacement of batteries for the iPhone 6 Plus will not be available until late March to early April due to a shortage. However, iPhone batteries for other models like iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE would be available without any "extended delay".
The waiting time period may extend further in countries outside the US such as Turkey, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Russia. However, an internal document which was distributed among Apple and its authorised service centres, suggests that the waiting period is likely to be around two weeks.
This comes right after Apple admitted that it was slowing it's older iPhones because of degrading batteries. The company issued an apology to its users and offered discounts on replacement of those batteries.
Replacement of iPhone batteries came at $29 in the US while in India for iPhone 6 and above, it was priced at Rs 2,000 along with taxes.
To avoid any future issues regarding the same, Apple is likely to provide a software update which would tell the users about the health of their smartphone’s battery.
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