Apple did it, apologizes for it and did the one thing that could make some happy. That is discount for the replacement of batteries for older models of iPhone.
If you have been on the Internet, you already know that Apple has confirmed that they slowed down the older generation of iPhones to conserve the battery and prevent unexpected shutdowns.
Of course, this does not go well with consumers, especially some of their fans. Now, Apple has issued a message to the iPhone users about it and addresses their concerns. Here is an excerpt from their post.
To address our customers’ concerns, to recognize their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apple’s intentions, we’ve decided to take the following steps:
- Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 — from $79 to $29 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, starting in late January and available worldwide through December 2018. Details will be provided soon on apple.com.
- Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.
- As always, our team is working on ways to make the user experience even better, including improving how we manage performance and avoid unexpected shutdowns as batteries age.
Will this help? I am not so sure now since these recent years, their products are similar and no technology breakthrough unlike the first few versions of iPhone.
Do you think that consumers will be happy that they have reduced the price of the battery replacement? My opinion is that if no one found out about it, then this discount will definitely never come about.
Here is a proof from Twitter that Apple is slowing down the older gen iPhone that contains an old battery.
So it’s true Apple intentionally slow down old iPhones. Proof: My iPhone 6 was bought 3years ago and recently got really slow. APP ‘CPU DasherX’ shows iPhone CPU is under clocked running at 600MHz. After a iPhone battery replacement. CPU speed resumed to factory setting 1400MHz. pic.twitter.com/pML3y0Jkp2
— Sam_Si (@sam_siruomu) December 20, 2017
Good luck to Apple in 2018.