Apple iPhone replacement batteries will not have longer delays due to limited supply, according to a leaked internal note the company sent to Apple stores and service providers last month that was seen by MacRumors . Now, all Apple stores and service providers can order replacement batteries and get them without delay due to supply restrictions, although the shipment may still take time.
Apple previously said that spare battery supplies would be low until the end of March or early April, which turned out to be true. The Apple support page currently says that replacing an iPhone battery takes up to five business days, which is what it said before this leaked note.
Last year, Apple confirmed that the processors used in the iPhone 6, 6S, 7 and SE were intentionally slowed by the latest iOS updates to deal with aging lithium-ion batteries. The change was aimed at reducing random stops by accelerating the phone's CPU, but also causing slower performance and customer complaints. Apple apologized and lowered its battery replacement rate to $ 29 in December as a way to compensate for the CPU's acceleration. The exchange of the battery became the solution for many people facing the problem, leading to supply problems.