Walking into your local Apple Store and getting a battery replacement for your iPhone is pretty cheap at the moment. Just $29. But when 2018 comes to a close, that temporary pricing — introduced in response to last year’s throttling controversy that affected iPhones with aging batteries — will be going away.

Ahead of that change, as noted by9to5Mac, Apple has updated its battery page with the new rates that will begin on January 1st. In 2019, out-of-warranty battery swaps will cost:

  • iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, X: $69
  • iPhone 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 6, 6 Plus, SE: $49
  • All other eligible models: $79

People with iPhones under warranty or covered by AppleCare+ won’t have to pay anything for battery replacements.

Battery Health, a software feature that Apple implemented after the throttling mess, is now out of beta in iOS 12 and provides a percentage estimate of your battery’s overall condition. When that number drops below 80 percent, it’s usually a good time to change out the battery.


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