Apple has said that it slowed batteries in order to lengthen the lifetime of its products, and that it would be replacing the batteries of all iPhone 6 and later devices if customers requested. The wait is about to get even longer for owners of the iPhone 6 Plus.
"If you suspect that the battery of your iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7 or 7 Plus may need to be replaced, bring your device in to any Digicape store for a diagnosis, or contact the Digicape Service Centre to book an appointment time convenient to you", explains Mark Parsons, Technical Director at Digicape.
This makes sense in a way, since Apple would have supplies of its newer phones ready to go as compared to older models.
A source spoke to MacRumors saying third-party re-sellers are able to set their own prices for out-of-warranty parts and repairs meaning consumers could be paying more than $39 for a new battery.
Interestingly the iPhone 6s hasn't received any discount and is still listed at its usual price of Rs 34,999.
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There's also an exchange offer which can fetch you up to Rs 18,000 off on the exchange of an older device, depending on the phone you decide to exchange.
If you include the Rs 5,000 cashback for ICICI Bank Credit card users, the price comes to Rs 51,999 during the sale.
The 32GB variant has 3% discount and is offered at Rs 56,999 from previous Rs 59,000, while the 128GB variant has 4% off to Rs 64,999 from earlier Rs 68,000 and the 256GB has 13% off to Rs 73,999 compared to market price of Rs 85,400. Finally, the iPhone SE is available for under Rs 20,000 at a price of Rs 18,999 on the website.
Apple iPhone SE is at a price of Rs 18,999 on Flipkart under the sale.
iPhone 6s Plus 32GB, originally priced at Rs 49,000, is available at Rs 37,000 during Flipkart's Apple Week sale. There is Rs 3000 cash back on EMI transaction. As for the iPhone 6s, it has a discounted price of Rs 34,999 but is now unavailable with this offer. The same watch in a bigger 42 mm size is priced at a Rs 24,900, down from the Rs 33,500 price. The latest Apple Watch Series 3 doesn't come with any discounts but is applicable for cashback of Rs 2,500 along with the Series 1 and Series 2. Additionally, customers can get up to Rs 18,000 off on exchange.