Apple replacing a small number of iPhone 6s batteries

Faulty iPhone 6s models manufactured between September and October 2015 are eligible for a free replacement.

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Daniel Cooper
November 21, 2016 9:53 AM
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Will Lipman / Engadget

Apple has let a cat out of its bag, the cat in this case being that there's a problem with some iPhone 6s models. According to the company, a fault with the battery is causing a "very small number" of handsets to randomly shut down. If you're rocking a device that was manufactured between September and October 2015, then you're eligible for a replacement. Simply head down to your local Apple Store or authorized service provider to have your serial number checked and, if you qualify, you'll get a replacement battery.

Also, if you have already found this problem and paid for a battery replacement out of your own pocket, Apple will refund you. It's not the first issue the firm has had to address in recent weeks, which was the iPhone 6 Plus' "Touch Disease." That's where a flickering gray bar appears across the top of the screen and multitouch issues render the device unusable until fully repaired. Although, in that case, the company still wants $149 for its trouble -- you don't manage to get $231.5 billion in your back pocket being generous.

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