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Apple Is Replacing iPhone 6s Batteries for Free

Published On 11/21/2016 Published On 11/21/2016

Although it's only been a few days since Apple launched a pricey repair program for the iPhone 6 Plus' "touch disease" flaw, it looks like the tech giant has launched another repair program in response to iPhone 6s devices that randomly shut down. This time, however, the repair is free.

Apple said the issue, which causes some iPhone 6s handsets to unexpectedly shut down, is limited to "a very small number" of units manufactured between September and October of 2015, according to a report by 9to5Mac. If you think your iPhone 6s is plagued by the problem, the company suggests you visit an Apple retail store or authorized service provider to check your eligibility (based on your phone's serial number) for a free battery replacement repair.

Apple also notes the battery bug is "not a safety issue," which is a bit reassuring after the rash of problems with a certain competitor's phone, but doesn't make the unexpected shutdown problem any less annoying. 

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is probably going to avoid visiting retail stores in the general this week. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.

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