Apple launches free battery replacement program for iPhone 6S handsets

Apple launches free battery replacement program for iPhone 6S handsets

In a Sunday announcement, tech giant Apple said that it is launching a free iPhone 6S battery replacement program, under which customers experiencing battery issues with their handsets can have the problematic batteries replaced free of cost.

The announcement of the free iPhone 6S battery replacement program by Apple comes against the backdrop of reports that some units of the handset affected by an unexplained battery problem shut down spontaneously even when 50 percent of battery life is still left. The handsets turn back on when users plug them into a wall adapter.

Reports of the battery issue affecting the iPhone 6S handsets were first received by Apple from a consumer-protection group based in China.

According to Apple, the battery issue affects only a limited number of units of the iPhone 6S handset. The company has also asserted that the issue it is not a safety issue similar to the one reported with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 handsets.

About the iPhone 6S battery issue, Apple has clearly said on its replacement program page: "This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015."

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