IF YOU'VE BORKED YOUR IPHONE by attempting to replace the battery then you're in luck as Apple will now fix handsets that have been subject to non-official DIY.
It was previously the case that Apple would turn folks away if they had iPhones that contained non-official parts. This meant that people who reckoned they had the skills to replace an iPhone battery, or indeed any other part themselves would still be taking quite a risk.
But the Cupertino lot appears to have changed its mind and will now let technicians carry out standard repairs on things like the logic board and microphone of an iPhone even if they spy a third-party battery lurking in the phone's guts.
And the technicians are also allowed to replace the third-party batteries with official Apple power packs for the standard battery replacement fee.
MacRumors also reports that Apple techies even have the scope to replace a customer's iPhone completely if they find the battery tabs are missing, broken or if too much adhesive has been used to stick it into place. This means if people mess up their DIY battery replacement, they might be eligible for a new iPhone, which seems very out of character for Apple; perhaps the winds of change are blowing around Cupertino's ankles.
The comes after Apple began allowing the repair of iPhones with third-party displays in 2017. It's hardly a major shift in Apple policy, but it's a small removal of one of the bricks in Apple's walled-garden of hardware and software.
Apple got better at making battery replacement less of a wallet-whipping process after it came to light that it throttled the performance of iPhones with ageing battery cells, much to user controversy. µ
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