iPhones with third-party batteries now eligible for repairs, Apple confirms

Apple is a big name in the industry as it is now selling millions of iPhones, iPads, and Macs on the market. The Cupertino firm is also providing repair service at its physical stores and Authorized Service Providers out there. Recent reports today confirmed that Apple is changing its iPhone battery repair policy. In reality, Apple is now providing repairs to iPhone with third-party batteries at Genius Bars and Authorized Service Providers. Back in the days, Apple’s move to deny repair service for an iPhone with aftermarket battery was met with controversy, but things have changed.

Reports say that users will get an official Apple battery for its quoted fee if the repair is related to the battery. In reality, Apple allows iPhone owners to check if their batteries need to be replaced or not. This came out following a series of reports claiming that Apple was deliberately slowing down older iPhones with aging batteries. Apple has been working on improving the iPhone’s battery in recent years, providing users with a detailed picture of their battery’s health. In reality, the poor battery life is one of the major concerns when it comes to Apple devices, but things are getting better.

However, Genius Bars and AASPs are still instructed to deny service for iPhones with third-party microphones, lightning connectors, headphone jacks, and logic boards. Sources say that the repair will come into effect worldwide later this week. This is good news for those with iPhones with third-party batteries installed by third-party shops out there.

According to reports, Apple has been working on its own batteries for future iPhones. Reports also add that Apple is hiring more engineers to work on its new project. This adds up to what we heard in previous rumors saying that Apple would set up a new facility in Taiwan. In reality, this is not the first time Apple offers repair service to iPhones with third-party components. Back in 2017, the Cupertino firm accepted service for iPhones with aftermarket screens.

Apple is expected to hold an event in March where it will announce a bunch of new hardware products including a new iPad, a cheaper HomePod, and a new iMac. However, it remains unclear when exactly the event takes place.

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