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iPhone: Apple replaced 11 million batteries in 2018


Posted: January 17 2019
Updated: January 17, 2019

by Martin

Tim cook, Apple’s CEO, said in a All Hands Meeting which was held in early January that 11 million iPhone batteries had been replaced in 2018 worldwide. Information recently shared by John Gruber on the site Daring Fireball.

Unsurprisingly, this figure has increased considerably compared to that of previous years (1 to 2 million replacements. Indeed, the Cupertino company had to face last year a real scandal, the “Batterygate“, Which even has its Wikipedia page in English.

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As a reminder, Apple has been accused of restricting the performance of iPhones depending on the state of their batteries. To prevent the situation from worsening even further, the Californian giant has implemented a big reduction on the prices for replacing iPhone batteries. The operation thus experienced a price drop of 60 euros, from 89 € to 29 € until December 31, 2018 (read: Apple is now replacing the iPhone battery for 29 € in France).

Today, replacing an iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max battery costs 69 euros. For older Apple smartphones, it costs 49 euros. Finally, if your iPhone is still under warranty or you have an AppleCare + subscription, it’s free.