Earlier Apple said that in late January it would be offering the cheaper battery replacements, but it has taken off the time span from its letters to its customers, and has promised in the statement about instant availability, to the TechCrunch. They also announced that they would be replacing affected iPhone batteries for $29.
Now that Apple's admitted to slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries, you're probably interested in figuring out whether your battery is losing its ability to hold a charge (and whether you should replace it).
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But no matter what Apple says in the documentation it posted online, it's absolutely clear that people do notice their iPhone getting slower than usual.
Apple has issued a conciliatory sentiment to its customers, following its affirmation that it purposefully backs off some iPhone models. "We've always wanted our customers to be able to use their iPhones as long as possible", the message on apple.com read.More news: Here's the cognitive exam the US President scored top marks on
Samsung said, "We do not reduce CPU performance through software updates over the lifecycles of the phone". So if someone buys a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 6s which has a fresh battery on board, they should not expect performance issues. At least four similar lawsuits were filed in the United States against the company as well. Apple had said it was doing this to avoid shutdowns on older iPhones with decaying batteries, which were unable to handle the load of peak performance. So if you own the iPhone 6 or later, you can actually try visiting an Apple Store to see about replacing your battery.
Even though Apple meant to keep older iPhones operational for a longer period, its admission still fueled conspiracy theory that it intentionally slowed down old iPhones to compel owners to purchase its new iPhone models.
Apple also constantly makes changes to its software, improves security and offers other updates that won't work with all older models.
Today, the tech site BGR also took Apple to task for the company's "far from perfect" apology. Hence the consumers will have to rely on redistributors who will be selling the battery replacements with a premium tag on top of the discounted price.