Apple Daily Report: Apple’s $29 iPhone battery replacement program ends Dec. 31 (and more news)

Since Steve and I can’t cover everything, at the end of each week day, we’ll offer this wrap-up of news items you should check out. 

As AppleInsider points out, Apple’s iPhone battery replacement program ends Dec. 31. The tech giant is offering $29 replacement batteries for those with an iPhone 6 or later. For details, check out Apple’s support article, iPhone Battery and Performance.

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The iPhone Xr has been outselling the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max every day since the cheaper, colorful phone hit the market last month, Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of product marketing, tells CNET.

Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.0.1. This means you can no longer downgrade from the most recent version of iOS (iOS 12.1).

ECG functionality will be enabled on the Apple Watch Series 4 in the publicly released version of watchOS 5.1.2, which is currently in beta testing, according to an internal Apple Store training document obtained by MacRumors