Apple cuts battery price, apologizes for slowing iPhones

Apple cuts battery price, apologizes for slowing iPhones

You can use the free coconutBattery app for the Mac to view your iPhone's battery health. Thus, Apple's admission has confirmed what iPhone users have long suspected - i.e., that Apple deliberately degrades the performance of older iPhone models through iOS updates to encourage users to buy new iPhones.

According to an analyst, if more people opt to take Apple's battery replacement deal instead of upgrading to a new model, the sales of iPhones in 2018 may take a hit. It's not just that iOS is written for new devices and runs slower on old models (though that's certainly part of it).

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices".

There's also online tech support from Apple that shows options: Bring it to a store, send it in for fix, and, according to news accounts, owners also can take phones to authorized fix shops, such as Best Buy.

Apple cuts battery price, apologizes for slowing iPhones
Apple cuts battery price, apologizes for slowing iPhones

In mid-December, a Reddit thread exploded into a full-blown investigation on whether Apple purposely slows down the performance of older iPhones to make degraded batteries last longer. With the offer, Apple is reducing the cost of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50.

The important question is what is going to happen after clients find out that they can "revive" their phones just by changing the battery? For instance, the iPhone 8 has a 1821mAh battery, but the Galaxy S8 boasts of a 3000mAh one. I went in to Apple's San Francisco flagship five days after its announcement and my store Genius reported he was already out of stock of iPhone 6 batteries - and there were thousands of other customers ahead of me to get one. Here are three versions you can compare. One of our favorites is Battery Life. However, the iPhone 6s Plus has a battery that was originally capable of 2,725 mAh, but now can only hold 2,300 mAh, or 84 percent of what it once could handle. You will just need to install the official Apple Support app from the App Store. That happens after more and more charge cycles are used. That doesn't have to be all the way down to 0. Apple says they're available now, although initial supplies may be limited.

Further, if you want more information than a simple pass or fail test result or don't feel like asking Apple Support to know your battery's health, there is this third-party app called Coconut battery. And while Tonya's iPhone 6s, which is a year younger, still works, it has long suffered from the unexpected shutdowns. (Unless you jailbreak your iPhone.) Maybe that'll change in 2018. As seen, the costs are offered by Samsung is slightly expensive than what Apple is charging its customers now even after its reduced battery replacement cost. Until then, the only way to actually check the charge cycle usage of an iPhone is with.a computer. However, some users have said that Apple was sticking to the requirement that a battery must retain less than 80 percent of its original capacity to be replaced. She said she took it to the Apple store, which gave her a replacement at no charge.

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