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Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement now available

Apple(NEW YORK) -- Battery replacements for an iPhone 6 or later are available ahead of schedule for $29 after Apple admitted to slowing down devices as their batteries aged.

"We expected to need more time to be ready, but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away," Apple said in a statement. "Initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited.”

Apple recently admitted to slowing older iPhones' performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns. The company announced the price reduction of an out-of-warranty battery replacement from $79 to $29 and said an iOS software update would be issued in early 2018 "with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance."

Apple is facing several lawsuits from customers frustrated with their slower devices. One lawsuit filed in Los Angeles argues that some iPhone users "notice that their older iPhone models slows down when new models come out," and that they "never consented to allow" Apple to "slow their iPhones."

Apple declined ABC News' request for comment on the lawsuit.

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