Apple apologises after outcry over slowed iPhones

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Apple released a statement-cum-apology letter for slowing down users' iPhones without their knowledge, as a consolation for letting down the users, the company also announced that it would provide battery replacement at a much cheaper price than before. Apple admitted to those certain changes it made to its software, saying that the changes were indeed slowing the phones with older batteries like iPhone 6, 6s, 7 and iPhone SE. We recently extended the same support for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.2.

Last week, it was discovered that Apple was slowing down older iPhones on goal.

Given Apple's wording, it may be a while before it has sufficient quantities of batteries to meet demand for customers bringing in their old iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s devices to reclaim lost performance, which was brought on by Apple's iOS software "features". You can now get a discount on an out-of-warranty battery replacement from Apple immediately, rather than having to wait for the lower price to roll out next year.

To address this issue, the company reduced the peak performance of the processors used in older phones.

Even though Apple meant to keep older iPhones operational for a longer period, its admission still fueled conspiracy theory that it intentionally slowed down old iPhones to compel owners to purchase its new iPhone models.

While Apple tried to make things right, lawyers are descending with a pile of class action lawsuits against the company for intentionally slowing down old devices.

But Apple ended the wait for the customers sooner than promised, The Verge reported on Saturday. So if you own the iPhone 6 or later, you can actually try visiting an Apple Store to see about replacing your battery. Apple also said it will improve visibility into iPhone battery health so owners can work out whether battery condition is affecting their iPhone's performance.

Apple has moved quite swiftly to implement its new pricing policy for iPhone battery replacements. The offer, which cut the price of batteries' price from their normal $79, was originally slated to be offered beginning in January.

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