There’s bad news for iPhone 6 Plus owners, Apple has delayed the battery replacement for the larger iPhone 6 model, which means users will have to wait a few more months before taking advantage of the $29 price drop.
Why the delay? According to a document that was obtained by MacRumors, the iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries are in short supply, and won’t be available until late March or early April. The document states that iPhone 6 and 6s Plus battery replacements will be available in two weeks, while other iPhone models such as the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE are expected to be available without extended delays in most countries.
Apple noted that the time may vary depending on some regions such as the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Russia and Turkey.
Apple says iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries are in short supply and won’t be available until late March to early April in the United States and other regions, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers this week and later obtained by MacRumors.
Apple’s internal document quotes a shorter wait of “approximately two weeks” for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s Plus battery replacements, and adds that batteries for all other models like the iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone SE are expected to be available “without extended delays” in most countries.
Apple lowered the battery placement cost as a means to apologize to its customers for the lack of communication about slowing down older iPhone model to prevent unexpected shutdowns.