If your older iPhone's main chip is still running at the speed it should, you'd still do well to take advantage of Apple's battery-replacement program, which has been discounted to $29 from $79 for one year. To date, 15 class action lawsuits have been filed against Apple alleging misrepresentation, breach of good faith, and deceptive business practices. Owners of iPhone 6 and later have reported several battery-related issues that could be tied to Apple's recent admission of guilt.
In line with Apple's rollout of the replacement program in a global manner, the company has also launched the replacement efforts in India earlier this week. As the throttling feature was introduced in iOS 10.2.1 nearly a year ago. If you live near an Apple store or authorized fix shop such as Best Buy, select one and make an appointment. Some also expressed concern that the strategy looked like planned obsolescence meant to drive users to replace aging devices with new iPhones. This was one way to maximize battery performance and prevented unexpected shutdowns according to Apple. You can either book an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple store, or, and this is the easiest and most convenient way, you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
Barclays said Wednesday that Apple 's decision to replace aging batteries for $29 instead of $79, following reports that it slowed down iPhones on goal, could be bad for iPhone sales.
Come on Apple, you need to do much better in 2018.
Ever since Apple revealed that it has been purposely capping CPU performance on older iPhones to compliment the battery health, many iPhone users with older models have started worrying about the health of the battery on their phones. Apple has a 1-year low of $89.47 and a 1-year high of $139.22.
If you thought your iPhone was getting slower, you're not losing it.
Today, the tech site BGR also took Apple to task for the company's "far from perfect" apology.
Company CEO Kyle Wiens says the most popular repairs are for iPhones, including replacement of batteries and screens. Like a jalopy after a Jiffy Lube, a three-year-old iPhone with a fresh battery will not only run longer, chances are it will also run faster.
"While analysts agree this was a good public-relations move, some are concerned it will dent future sales of iPhones, a product that accounts for roughly two-thirds of Apple's revenue".