Apple's $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Opens Early Amid ThrottleGate Debacle

21 January, 2018, 00:39 | Author: Shannon Newton
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On Saturday, Apple announced that it would offer discounted replacement iPhone batteries and make them available in January.

Those $29 battery out-of-guarantee substitutions Apple guaranteed are presently accessible for affected clients with an iPhone 6 or later.

"We expected to need more time to be ready, but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away".

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Apple added, "Initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited". We as of late broadened a similar help for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.2. In response, Apple said it slows down older iPhones in order to prevent crashes. "We have never _ and would never _ do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades". Upon checking the phone using the processor benchmarking service Geekbench, the user discovered the device's CPU was significantly slower with the old battery.

After Apple's older iPhones have significantly slowed down, it has furnished an apology by publishing a letter to customers to clear their doubts.

As a result, multiple lawsuits have already been filed against the company in the wake of the announcement.

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Apple has moved quite swiftly to implement its new pricing policy for iPhone battery replacements.

So while Apple will take a hit in the short-term due to the price drop on its battery replacements - on which, analysts say, Apple also makes a profit - Moorhead said he doesn't think any dip will last long. Which is likely what has forced Apple into having to take measures to placate its demanding customer base.

Apple had a pretty bumpy weekend when it finally and inadvertently confirmed the longheld old conspiracy which claimed that the company slowed down old iPhones via OS updates. The company has also promised to release an update.

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But in light of the recent controversy, Apple will now replace batteries for older iPhones many of which still have their original battery and might be facing a reduced performance. But the program offering $29 battery replacement is now being launched sooner than expected.



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