Is it just us, or does everybody you know seem to be having phone battery problems lately? After the long-running disaster that was the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Apple started having battery problems of their own — albeit much less flamboyant. The company announced that anybody with an iPhone 6s produced within a certain period of time would be eligible for a completely new battery on the house. And now that policy may be expanding.
There’s a rumor going around that iPhone 6 owners will soon be eligible for a new battery. According to an unconfirmed report from a Japanese website, Apple is preparing to allow iPhone 6 users to get a new battery. When Apple originally announced the program, they said that only a “very small number” of phones were plagued with the battery issue — but that number has just kept growing.
Apple generally has a pretty good warranty policy, although the company did come under fire when it charged $149 to fix the separate “touch disease” issue that was affecting certain models of the iPhone 6S. Expanding the battery replacement program could be their way of making amends. Just remember: At the moment this is still nothing but an unconfirmed rumor. We’ll keep you updated should Apple come out and make an announcement.
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(h/t 9-to-5 Mac; photo via Getty)