Apple has cfirmed that "the service inventory of all iPhone replacement batteries is now available without delay," in an internal memo distributed to Apple Stores and its network of authorized Apple service providers April 27 . MacRumors has reliable source.
This means that Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers can now order iPhone replacement batteries from Apple and receive them without experiencing extended shipping delays, but that does not necessarily mean that every Apple Store or authorized repair shop will have available immediately.
The information that Apple shared in this internal memo is probably applicable worldwide, but as with any supply and demand situati, the availability of replacement batteries probably varies according to the time of day. Apple Store and the regi. The Apple Support website still notes that the replacement process can take up to five business days.
Apple has already stated that replacement batteries for some iPhone models may be insufficient until late March or early April, and this has turned out to be the case, as some customers, to date, have had to wait several weeks for their iPhones to be serviced and returned.
In fact, several sources have informed MacRumors that Apple has hired third-party ctractors, or reassigned existing AppleCare employees in some cases, to help …