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Apple cuts cost of iPhone battery as it apologises over performance

Apple on Monday updated its battery replacement programme for India after apologising to users for deliberately slowing down iPhones with worn-out batteries. Customers have been complaining about phone problems and now Apple admits it.

What can you do if you're an iPhone user?

"It was at 100 percent".

"At Apple, our customers' trust means everything to us".

The controversy erupted last week after Apple acknowledged a feature to "smooth out" spikes in demand for power to prevent iPhone 6 models from shutting down due to the cold or weak batteries. For example, leaving or charging a battery in a hot environment can cause a battery to age faster. As it ages, it becomes less capable of delivering peak loads, especially when the charge is low.

"With the update, iOS dynamically manages the maximum performance of some system components when needed to prevent a shutdown". Apple also didn't say anything to indicate that it would stop or even revise the practice.

Apple's latest statement said that "we have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades".

"We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down", the unsigned message said.

That said, Apple's not hurting on the business front, though.

South Korean government telecommunications officials have also said they will look into the reports, according to the Korea Herald.

One of the first came on December 22 when iPhone owners from Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and North Carolina filed a class-action lawsuit that claimed Apple was trying "to fraudulently induce consumers to purchase the latest" iPhone. Since then, customers from across the country and around the world have contacted him.

"I think more people will update their battery than buy a new phone, globally", he said. You can peruse the selection here; the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus battery replacements will run you $29, while all older model kits are priced at $24.99. It has also previously sued printer companies including Epson over claims that they violate the same law. Apple said in an effort to address the backlash, they would implement a series of remedies. First, starting in January, it's reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 - from $79 to $29.

It's certainly nice that iFixit is looking to making replacing batteries cheaper for iPhone owners - the company cites its usual arguments about the importance of letting consumers do repairs on their own devices and Apple's ongoing fight against Right to fix legislation as part of the reasoning here, too. Apple will also deploy an iOS software update in early 2018 to make battery health more visible to users, the company said.


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