Apple’s iPhone battery replacement programme is underway in the UK, despite earlier suggestions it would not start until later in January.
iPhone owners have contacted uSwitch to say that they have already had their battery replaced by Apple, with others saying that they have had no issues in making short-notice appointments at their local Apple store.
Everything you need to know about Apple's iPhone battery replacement scheme.
One user in Southampton was able to make an appointment in just four days’ time.
That's despite reports earlier this week, citing social media complaints, saying Apple would not have batteries ready until March.
Apple was forced to admit at the end of 2017 that it slowed down older iPhones.
The phone-maker said this was due to battery degradation and a wish to prolong the life of its devices.
However, critics claimed it was merely an attempt to force existing iPhone owners to upgrade.
The company announced plans for a battery replacement programme, due to run until December 2018, slashing the cost of power packs to just £25.
All iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 and iPhone SE are eligible for a new battery, potentially giving their handsets a new lease of life.