Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdowns and offers $29 battery replacements…now these replacements are not available yet but it has been reported they will be available in early 2018.
Here is info reported on CNBC:
Apple released a statement on Thursday addressing the company’s controversial decision to slow down older phones to protect battery stability.
“We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize. There’s been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we’re making. First and foremost, 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. Our 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.”
The company said it is slashing $50 off the out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement for the next year, bringing the cost down to $29 for anyone with an iPhone 6 starting in late January. A new software update will also hit early next year giving users more insight into battery life.
You can read the full story here: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/28/apple-batterygate-letter-full-text.html
I had noticed real problems with my iPhone 6s recently and was at a point where I was ready to just give up and move away from Apple for my cell phone all together. I am planning to give the new battery a chance (once it is available for $29) to see if that fixes my issues. If not, I will make the move away because this all feels a bit shady to me and if this is the new practice of Apple…they will see many people start to move away from them and their products.
Have you noticed the problem on your iPhone? Do you plan to invest in the new battery or give up on Apple all together?