It should also be noted that Apple promised to release new features that'll let users check on their iPhone batteries' health, and when those roll out, that means you no longer have to rely on third-party apps to determine whether or not you need to replace your iPhone's battery.
In an effort to appease customers, Apple has reduced the price for out-of-warranty battery replacements from $79 to $29.
That is because an estimated 77% of iPhone owners have an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, or SE, according to Mark Moskowitz, an analyst at Barclays. So if you feel your phone is acting slow or you believe your battery is underperforming you can take yourself to an Apple Store and get your battery replaced. Batteries can be renewed for just GBP25 under the new arrangement.
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The new battery scheme was supposed to kick off in late January but Apple recently announced that the replacements could commence immediately. Washington Trust Bank now owns 84,017 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $14,218,000 after buying an additional 1,689 shares during the period.
After years of conspiracy theories that Apple was purposely slowing older iPhones to prompt upgrade purchases, the opposite effect may be in play now, according to one Wall Street analyst. While most of us were in a holidaze last week, Apple published a mea culpa and promised to make replacing the battery on an iPhone less expensive through the end of 2018.
The diagnostic tests would also be beneficial for costumers, since they would know whether any issues they may have encountered were related to the battery or to any other component. Apple naturally says that the throttling of the devices was in the name of what's best for consumers, but some aren't buying that response. Apple insists it slowed down the phones to preserve overall performance as batteries age and never went out of its way to sabotage the older models.
The revelation led to numerous complaints from iPhone users that Apple was deliberately throttling their devices without informing them why or giving them the ability to opt out. "Maybe this will serve as a positive lesson to Apple about the value of openness and transparency - things it has long lacked".