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Apple apologises over slowed iPhones, will offer cheaper replacement batteries

01 January 2018, 02:19 | Patty Hardy

Source Hypebeast

Source Hypebeast

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.

The company said it would cut the price of an out-of-warranty battery replacement from $79 to $29 for an iPhone 6 or later, starting next month. Later on, the company plans to update its iOS in early 2018 to give its customers a visibility of battery wear out and help them to decide whether they need a swap or not. While the firm had previously indicated that it would be available in January, Apple told tech publication The Verge, that it would be happy to "to offer our customers the lower pricing right away", though there would be "limited" supply at the outset. Apple said the problem was that aging lithium batteries delivered power unevenly, which could cause iPhones to shut down unexpectedly to protect the delicate circuits inside. In particular, as batteries age (or are operated in a low temperature environment), the impedance grows and the ability to supply enough current at a stable voltage drops.

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