Replacement batteries typically cost $79.
“At Apple, our customers’ trust means everything to us”. Bloomberg said Apple also wants to slim down the bezels around the sides and above and below the screen, which means it might be a slate that’s nearly entirely a display.
Apple made the move to address concerns about the quality and durability of its products at a time when it is charging $999 for its newest flagship model, the iPhone X. Until then, let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. In a bid to remedy the battery situation, Apple offers owners of the iPhone 6, 6S, SE and 7 in the United States to install a new battery for $29, starting today.
After the battery issue came to light, Apple apologized to customers and said it would offer discounts to replace old batteries.
Apple maintains that it did not intentionally slow old iPhone and it’s only intent was to ensure iPhones last longer.
Furthermore, Apple is preparing another software update that will give users detailed information about battery health so that they themselves are aware of why Apple was forced to take such a step. A Motorola spokesperson said, “We do not throttle CPU performance based on older batteries”.
“If the performance drop is due to the “sudden shutdown” fix, users will experience reduced performance without notification”, Mr Poole wrote. The new features will provide users with alerts when their batteries are no longer capable of supporting maximum phone performance. While it was originally said that the reduced price on battery replacements would go into effect in late January, Apple has stated the $29 replacement fee is now effective throughout the US.
Broadly, the lawsuits cover contract law claims – saying that Apple harmed something the consumer owned and wasn’t transparent about it – as well as consumer protection violations. The two companies emailed Phone Arena to express that they don’t slow down their phones’ processors as the batteries age over time.
The lawsuit seeks class-action status to represent thousands of iPhone owners nationwide.