Apple moves quickly amid criticism over slowed older iPhones

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Apple moves quickly amid criticism over slowed older iPhones

"We apologize", Apple said in a statement. This has been done to regain the customer trust.

The battery replacement program was scheduled to start by the end of January 2018. iPhone users with iPhone 6 and above can get their phone batteries replaced at price as low as Rs. 2,000, plus the taxes (down from Rs. 6,500), even if their phones are out of warranty.

Poor stock battery life in all mobile phones is, arguably, the biggest unaddressed issue facing the industry right now, with all other components getting serious speed and quality improvements but battery life remaining very firmly locked in a day per charge usage pattern. However, initial supplies of some replacement units might be limited. That's a straight reduction of £54 and the new battery replacements will be available imminently from Apple's official website. It also assured that this was not done to make users upgrade to newer models, rather it said that "the goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that". When the performance of the lithium-ion batteries on older iPhones degraded, they caused the iPhones to shutdown unexpectedly.

Earlier, users need to pay Rs 6,500 for battery replacement for older iPhones.

That said, we must acknowledge that "battery-gate" may not affect the die-hard Apple fans who swear loyalty to the brand. It said it also would continue working to improve user experience and planned to release an iOS update in 2018 that would "give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone's battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance". So, did you experienced any type of latency on your iPhones?

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