Apple also said it would lower the price for iPhone battery replacements, and add new features to iOS to provide greater transparency into battery health. Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz, in a note, says that even a small percentage of people opting for battery replacement over upgrade could affect the sale of new iPhone models.
Days after Apple admitted it intentionally slowed down older handsets, it was hit with multiple class-action lawsuits, after angry users alleged Apple "interfered" with users' handsets without their consent.
Assuming just 10% of those eligible take the offer, and about one-third of the battery seekers would have otherwise bought a new iPhone this year, then Apple will lose out on sales of 16 million devices and $10.3 billion of annual revenue, the Barclays analyst forecasts. If you always suspected your old iPhone was getting slower, you were right. The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings.
iPhone X is on the top due to its face ID, impressive display, new interaction methods and solid performance. Ltd., LG Corp., HTC Corp. and Motorola Inc. came out after Apple's apology to state that they don't employ the same performance throttling practices as the tech giant. It will show how much battery capacity your iPhone has lost over time.
I've also got a problem with Apple's "oh well, we'll just replace your battery for $29 and make the problem go away" response too.
Checking your iPhone's battery setting screen can sometimes lead you to a straightforward message reading: "Your iPhone battery may need to be serviced". The news said that the looming court battle traces its roots back in December of past year when Reddit users discovered that the makers of the popular iPhones rolled out updates that deliberately slowed down the performance of some of their previous flagship smartphone models. Depending on model mix, Barclays estimates that represents roughly $10 billion in lost revenue. At first, testing proved that the performance was not being throttled, but it missed a key factor: battery age.
As we closed out 2017, Apple customers with older iPhones got confirmation that they weren't going insane. It made the move, it said, "to address our customers concerns, to recognize their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apples intentions".