Apple Will Now Begrudgingly Repair iPhones with Unofficial Batteries

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If you’ve had your iPhone battery replaced by a third-party repair shop, you’re now allowed to get your phone fixed at Genius Bars and Apple-approved places.

Up to now, if you’ve taken an iPhone with an unofficial battery to a Genius Bar or Apple-Authorised Service Provider (AASP, also known as the techies who killed Cleopatra), no matter what was wrong with it, they’d refuse to help you. So you could literally have taken a phone in with a smashed screen and be denied a new one because your battery isn’t the original, even though it has no bearing on the screen smashage at all. Nice.

People replacing their own phone batteries is costing Apple a lot of money, so it’s


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