Apple may owe you $50 for iPhone battery replacement

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You may be eligible for a $50 Apple credit.
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iPhone customers who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement last year are getting hooked up with a refund from Apple.

The company revealed today that it will start offering a $50 credit to all customers who purchased a battery replacement for the iPhone 6 and later.

The move comes after it was discovered earlier this year that Apple throttles CPU speeds on iPhones with older batteries. The feature was added to iOS as a way to prevent unwanted crashes when the CPU tries to draw too much power. However, some customers have filed class action lawsuits against Apple as a result.

Claiming your $50 credit

Apple already offers a discount on battery replacements. Customers can bring in their old iPhone battery and get it swapped with a fresh one for $29.

To be eligible for Apple’s $50 credit, you’re iPhone battery replacement must have occurred between January 1, 2017 and December 28, 2017 at an Apple store, or Apple authorized service provider. Emails will be sent to eligible customers between now and July 27, notifying customers of the credit.

Unfortunately, the $50 credit can only be used at the Apple store or one of its services. But if you’ve already upgraded to the iPhone 7 or newer, you can use to pay for a battery replacement by the end of 2018.