iFixit's Do-it-Yourself iPhone Battery Replacement Kits to Remain $29.99 Until End of 2019

iFixit today announced that its do-it-yourself iPhone battery replacement kits will remain $29.99 until the end of 2019.


The repair website lowered the price of its kits in late 2017 to match Apple's discounted iPhone battery replacement fee of $29, which ended on December 31, 2018. Apple now charges $49 to replace the battery in the ‌iPhone‌ 6 through ‌iPhone‌ 8 Plus and $69 for the ‌iPhone‌ X and newer outside of warranty.

Apple had lowered its battery replacement fee after controversy erupted about a performance management feature it quietly introduced in iOS 10.2.1. The feature, when enabled, has the potential of slowing down older ‌iPhone‌ models with degraded batteries when necessary to prevent unexpected shutdowns.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple replaced 11 million iPhones in 2018, up from a usual one to two million per year, according to John Gruber.

iFixit's kits include all of the tools necessary to open up an ‌iPhone‌ and swap in a new battery for those willing to give it a try. If the idea of opening up your ‌iPhone‌ sounds uncomfortable to you, it is probably best to stick to the Genius Bar.

Note that do-it-yourself ‌iPhone‌ battery replacements can have warranty implications.

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19 months ago
I used an iFixit battery kit on my mom's dying iPhone 6. Great instructions and high quality tools. For $5 over the price of just the battery and adhesive strips, you can get a pretty solid set of tools that I have used on several repairs, from my pocket knives to my macbook. I can't emphasize this enough: excellent quality parts and tools!
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19 months ago

Kit price is quite high. You can get a battery for $10 that includes basic tools. Separating the lid is the hardest part so invest in a good iOpener.

I have a hard time believing a $10 battery is safe. Batteries and acdc adapters are the most suseptible to seriously dangerous failure if cheaply made. Do not skimp on these.
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19 months ago
I like iFixit. And I really appreciate they are fighting for better repairability of consumer electronics.
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19 months ago
Ignoring all the static about $29 being 'too expensive', I've got to say, I really love iFixit.

I seriously wonder what I would do without them. Their guides and their custom tools have allowed me to fix and upgrade countless macs.
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19 months ago

Kit price is quite high. You can get a battery for $10 that includes basic tools. Separating the lid is the hardest part so invest in a good iOpener.

Wait until you see Apple's price for their repair kit.

Oh wait, they don't make one.
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19 months ago
$29 is a great deal (IMHO) to give your phone new life, but does come with some risk. Even at $69, I wouldn't be too upset, considering Apple is taking on all the risk in that case.
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