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Apple Apologizes for Slowing Down Aging iPhones

02 January 2018

Apple further said it has "never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades". This time, People are filing lawsuits over an idea long believed by older iPhone users.

iFixit noted in a post today that it's seen a 3X increase in battery replacements as the news made the rounds. When this worked, the same feature was rolled out to the iPhone 7 line in iOS 11.2.

".We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down.We apologise". Multiple lawsuits in the United States, France, and Israel argue that iPhone users weren't aware that replacing their phones' batteries could have restored full performance, so instead they chose to fork over more money to upgrade to a brand new phone.

Apple said it didn't have bad intentions when it secretly slowed down older iPhones. Apple's reply seems to be an after-the-fact move and some have suggested Apple's explanation does not adequately address the slowing of older iPhones. The company has caught a large amount of flak since confirming a theory that iOS reduces power draw as the battery ages; preventing issues like the device suddenly shutting down.

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Customers are upset with the company over a software update that deliberately slowed down older phones in some situations to extend battery life.

Things still aren't looking great for Apple. The company will also be update iOS to provide more information about battery health; giving customers more information about whether they should consider signing up for a replacement. "Apple, by its own admission, has misled millions of consumers globally into believing that their iPhones were malfunctioning, causing them to upgrade to newer and more costly devices".

iFixit, the internet's most popular repository of guides for repairing Apple devices, has announced that it's cutting prices for all of its iPhone battery replacement kits down to $29 or less. Only time will tell on whether or not it'll help in preventing these lawsuits from sticking. The $29 price will last at least through December 2018. While Apple is trying to redeem themselves in the eyes of their customers, Android users are probably patting themselves on the back.

iPhone battery replacements in Canada for out-of-warranty iPhone 6 or later "whose battery needs to be replaced", will be priced at $35 CAD (we guessed it would be around $37), a 64% discount compared to the regular price of $99.

Apple Apologizes for Slowing Down Aging iPhones