A Columbia merchant is matching Apple’s offer to replace older iPhone batteries at a discounted price.

Experimac, an Apple repair and equipment seller at 1260 Bower Parkway, will replace the battery on older iPhones for $29, the same discounted price Apple is charging at its retail stores. The nearest Apple retail stores are in Charlotte, Augusta or Greenville.

“Experimac will honor the same-priced deal and you don’t need to spend the money and time to make an appointment and drive to the Apple store” store owner Mike Fields said.

The Harbison area store is open 10 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday. The telephone number is 708-1555.