Apple Confirms Company Has Slowed Older iPhones Without Knowledge of Customers

Berlin Germany. The new phone comes in two sizes one with a 4.7 inch display the other with a 5.5 inch display

Berlin Germany. The new phone comes in two sizes one with a 4.7 inch display the other with a 5.5 inch display

After customers and media reports expressed suspicion last month that the company was artificially slowing devices, Apple confirmed the practice and described it in a post on the company's website. While that may make customers happier, it could have a devastating effect on the company's profits.

It might take longer than expected to get your iPhone battery replacement, as Apple customers across the country found their stores to be out of batteries.

When Apple finally admitted that it had been deliberately slowing down older iPhone models, it was clear that a massive PR nightmare was on its hands.

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Apple confirms it slows the performance of iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models to stop aging batteries from causing an unexpected shutdown. Reducing performance by slowing down the smartphone was the only way to prevent it from shutting down.

The explanation is definitely believable, but many people are more cynical about the whole situation. The offer applies to iPhone 6 and newer models. Many still do. But Apple is now trying to make amends.

Until December 2018, the Cupertino brand is slashing down out-of-warranty battery replacements from $79 to $29.

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Apple will replace your iPhone battery even if it passes the diagnostics threshold of 80 percent of its original capacity.

The battery replacement service could have a significant impact on Apple's sales. You can start by going directly to the source: Apple can conduct a diagnostic test remotely if you get in touch with a support expert. Only time will tell if Apple's attempt of lowering replacement battery costs will be enough to satisfy the courts and future juries, but one thing is for sure, it won't work in South Korea in any way shape or form.

Making matters worse is that despite the cheaper battery replacements and the potential lost sales, the controversy will likely not end there. Battery replacement for an iPhone may be trickier considering its use of unique parts like black pouch and tape. First, the public is generally aware of the replacement program due to the popularity of the controversy, and second, the $29 is an affordable price for a boost in iPhone performance and battery life. As always, Apple's marketing campaign sells these new phones by noting that all have faster performance chips as well as an improved camera, subtle reminders that your older phone needs to be upgraded ASAP. But there's no doubt that the damage has already been done.

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Another way to go at it is to install an app that can check your battery's status. The analysts at Barclays already see this as a big issue for investors, and it could really affect Apple's stock moving forward.

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