Apple has witnessed a huge blow back recently with great concern of users over iPhone slowdown issue. The company has already apologized and made their point clear to Apple fans; though facing multiple lawsuits over the same issue. Apple has also announced to replace batteries of iPhone 6 and earlier models at special discount offer.

Refurbished iPhone 7 & iPhone 7 Plus

It seems that Cupertino based tech giant has decided something user-friendly as far as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are concerned. Apple has just started selling refurbished iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models with 9% to 14% off for different storage options. These refurbished iPhones are thoroughly tested with 1-year Apple warranty and brand new cases as well.

According to details, Apple brings refurbished iPhone 7 with price tags of $499 for 32GB, $589 for 128GB and $679 for a 256GB variant; almost $70 less than the brand new iPhone 7 models. Likewise, 32 GB variant of iPhone 7 Plus has been offered for $599 whereas that of 128GB storage for $689.

Free Repairs for ‘No Service’ Issue

Apple has also officially confirmed in a support post to offer free repairs to the “small percentage” of iPhone 7 customers that were affected by the “No Service” issue. The customers facing the issue fail to connect to an available cellular network. Instead, a “No Service” error is displayed on the status bar. According to the company, the bug is “due to a component that has failed on the main logic board.”

Apple has also made it clear that the affected iPhone 7s are mainly related to three model numbers – A1660, A1780 and A1779. These devices were manufactured between September 2016 and February 2018 and sold in China, Japan, Hong Kong, Macao and US. The model number can be found at the back of the device.


However, Apple says that it would be ascertained by the company whether the device holds only the ‘No Service’ issue affected by the bug to qualify for the free repair offer. If the device is reported with any other issue, that would need to be addressed before the “No issue” repair service.

Moreover, Apple has announced to reimburse those customers who have paid for the repair of this specific issue. The firm will be checking records and contacting the affected users via email. If you have paid for this bug’s repair and you don’t get contacted by the end of March, then contact Apple customer service.

We consider, Apple has done its part to satisfy its fans with these user-friendly gestures. Do you think the same? Share your views in the Comment Section below.