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iPhone battery replacements for $29 available earlier than originally expected

iPhone 6 and newer models can qualify for a $29 battery replacement. If you feel that your battery is not good enough, or you are afraid that your device may become slower as the battery ages, Apple has announced a battery replacement program starting in late January for models from iPhone 6 and newer. Originally kicking off in late January, the replacement program is now available – a month earlier than expected. In a letter to customers, Apple informs that a battery replacement for the reduced price of $29 instead of $79 is available for interested customers, but the replacement[…]

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Apple apologizes for ‘battery gate’, offers a replacement for $29

The company promises that iOS will offer battery health info in 2018 In a letter to the press, Apple apologizes for misinformation about the power management feature introduced in iOS 10.2.1 that prevents unexpected shutdowns, but also reduces the speed of the processor, ultimately leading to feel of a slower device. The company had never publicly confirmed that such a ‘feature’ existed in iOS, but after a number of publications proved the relationship between the battery age and the performance, Apple had to explain the situation. The letter is quite long, in which Apple tries to explain the situation with[…]

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Apple sued in the US for making older iPhones slower

Two lawsuits filed after Apple admitted slowing down older iPhone models. Just a day after Apple officially confirmed that a change in iOS could make older iPhones slower if they batteries aged and degraded to a certain point, two lawsuits against the company were filled in the United States. In Chicago, five “angry” customers thinking that Apple is “unethical and immoral” have filed a suit claiming that Apple violates the consumer protection laws. According to the Chicago Suntimes, the lawsuit claims that Apple deliberately made iPhone 5, 6 and 7 slower after the iOS updates, something that Apple officially confirmed[…]

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Apple confirms that older iPhones are deliberately slowed down

Devices with older batteries have slower performance Earlier this week, a report by Geekbench described how Apple intentionally slows down the performance of iPhones with low-capacity batteries by reducing the CPU speeds. As the battery deteriorates over time, many users noticed that their phones were becoming slower, but the relationship between the battery age and the performance has not been proved until now. So it's true Apple intentionally slow down old iPhones. Proof: My iPhone 6 was bought 3years ago and recently got really slow. APP 'CPU DasherX' shows iPhone CPU is under clocked running at 600MHz. After a iPhone[…]

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iPhone X first weekend sales as strong as the iPhone 7

iPhone X and iPhone 8/8 Plus combined first weekend adoption is higher than the 2015 and 2016 models. Localytics has revealed in a new report that the combined market share of the iPhone X and iPhone 8 & 8 Plus during the first few days on the market is higher than the total user base of the 2015 and 2016 models in the first weekend. According to the report, iPhone X adoption rate was 0.93% in the first weekend, which is higher than the iPhone 8/8 Plus combined share (0.3% + 0.4%) after a weekend on sale. iPhone X sales[…]

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Apple acknowledges ‘Touch Disease’, but refuses to repair iPhone 6 for free

Apple charges $149 service fee for a design defect. With more than 10% of the iPhone repairs related to the Touch Disease problem for iPhone 6 series, Apple could not hide the issue anymore. In fact, the touch disease problem is a design defect affecting only the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. It starts with a small flickering area of the screen, but it progressively gets worse and extends to the whole display surface, impacting the touch experience and making the phone unusable. The reason for the touch issue is the location of the touch controller chips on[…]

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Apple is being sued over iPhone 6 Touch Disease

A growing number of customers have complained about unresponsive touch. Touch Disease is a relatively widespread problem among iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users that affects the touch functionality of the screen, making the display partially or fully unresponsive. The problem has been reported in North America since August, and it appears that Touch Disease affects only the 6-th generation of iPhones (not the ‘S’ version) because of a design flaw that makes the devices vulnerable, eventually leading to loosing or breaking the connection between the touch ID chips and the motherboard. But the real problem with the Touch[…]

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