Apple’s admission that it slows down older iPhones has landed the company in some trouble. The company’s explanation didn’t go down well with consumers, leading many to file lawsuits against the company. So, it’s not surprising that Apple’s in damage control mode now, and it’s starting by offering discounts on battery repairs for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and the 6S Plus.
So, it’s not surprising that Apple’s in damage control mode now, and it’s starting by offering discounts on battery repairs for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and the 6S Plus.
The company says batteries are “consumable components” and Apple will be offering discounts on relevant versions for the next year. Starting late January 2018, the company will be offering a $50 discount on usual battery replacement costs. In addition, Apple will be taking measures in future versions of iOS so that users have more information about the health of their battery. This will be seen from early 2018.
Interestingly, when Apple had first launched the iPhone, the company had gone far enough to say that users will never need to replace their batteries.
The current admission came after Geekbench developer John Poole identified slowdowns in older iPhones. Apple then admitted that this is indeed true, but it’s done because older batteries are unable to produce the current required for processors to run at peak speeds. Failing this can lead to device shutdowns, which is why Apple slowed them down.