As you can imagine, smartphone manufacturers are not very fond of changing the battery on their customers’ devices, because… That means that device will last at least another two years! Which of course also very likely means that that customer won’t buy a new smartphone during those same two years.
Yes, despite the much talk that manufacturers like to put out here, about sustainability, and taking advantage of existing resources on the market, the truth is that profit is above all this.
It is precisely because of this mentality that changing batteries will increase for older iPhones. Want to breathe new life into your iPhone? Well, it will cost more money. What’s the point? It’s earning a few more bucks, and of course, putting the doubt in the consumer’s head as to whether “isn’t it worth investing this money in a new iPhone?”
Got an old iPhone? Changing batteries will be more expensive
Therefore, if you happen to have an iPhone that is a few years old in your pocket, it is a good idea to start planning a battery change in the near future, as prices will increase.
First of all, what is an old iPhone? Well, according to Apple, it’s any other iPhone outside the iPhone 14 range.
When will the price increase be? According to Apple, in the United States, prices will change on March 1, 2023, with an increase of $ 20 in sight. It is not yet clear what increase we will see in Europe, and when we will see it. However, it is very likely that it will be at the same time, since the European repair network is maintained by Apple itself, even if there are no official Apple Stores in several European countries, as is the case in Portugal.
Also, what do you think about all this? It makes sense? Or is it another way to force consumers to opt for a more recent device, instead of keeping their “old” smartphone? Share your opinion with us in the comments box below.