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Apple weighs rebates for users who replaced batteries at full price

An Apple iPhone being charged
Apple has taken heat over its response to battery issues. Photo: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Apple is considering whether to provide a rebate to customers who paid full price to replace their iPhone’s battery after an outcry over the company’s slowing down some phones to deal with power issues, it said in a letter to a lawmaker released Tuesday.

The bigger picture: Apple has taken significant heat from lawmakers and regulators over its response to problems with aging batteries in some models of its flagship product.