After Apple acknowledged the decline in iPhone performance due to a decrease in battery life, the company issued a statement that will reduce the cost of replacing the battery of iPhone 6 and newer models even with the expired warranty period from $ 79 to $ 29 . But as it turned out, Russian iPhone owners will not be able to use the preferential program.
As the Apple Support Service told us, the preferential battery replacement program is valid only in those countries where there is an Apple Store. Availability of authorized service centers is not enough for the company to start repairing at a discount. Therefore, Russian service centers are still free to determine the cost of replacing the battery.
It is not entirely clear why Apple can not organize a preferential replacement in authorized service centers, because many people have faced the problem of productivity decrease, including in Russia.
In countries where there is an Apple Store, iPhone owners falling under the battery replacement program will only be able to exercise their right once. In the case of a repeated request for a similar service, they will be asked to pay for the service at a standard price.