To smooth over this issue, Apple announced that it would offer $29 iPhone battery replacements in 2018 - a significant discount from the normal $79 price, which Apple says will improve the performance of an older phone. 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.
In a rare public apology, Apple yesterday said it was sorry for how it handled an operating system upgrade that slows the performance of older iPhones to prevent them from unexpectedly shutting down due to aging batteries.
Apple came clean at this point, admitting that the iPhone 6 battery fix had been extended to other models with the release of iOS 11. "Our August Wireless survey suggests battery drain is No. 1 reason for users to upgrade to new device - therefore, a new battery may deter some upgrade intention", Moskowitz writes in a research note on Wednesday.
Apple is now thought to be facing at least 11 lawsuits over the matter, one of which (in France), holds the potential of criminal charges. Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone battery replacement programme. Ltd. now owns 9,457,769 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $1,096,072,000 after buying an additional 8,571,027 shares during the last quarter. In India, Apple has cut down the price of battery replacements to Rs 2,000 (exclusive taxes). The news said that the looming court battle traces its roots back in December of a year ago 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.
However the handset suddenly sped up again after the battery was replaced.
However, Barclays also has estimates on what the potential damage could be.
In the long term, with the goal of keeping Apple customers for life, the iPhone battery replacement program was the right move on Apple's part. By making a battery replacement relatively expensive, more existing iPhone owners with failing batteries are likely to decide to upgrade to a newer model instead, which is even more profitable for Apple. 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". Apple is now facing multiple lawsuits in response to the intentional performance throttling.