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Apple apologises over slowed iPhones, will offer cheaper replacement batteries
01 January 2018, 02:19 | Patty Hardy
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. Applesaid 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.
Americans killed in Costa Rica plane crash
Authorities did not immediately release any names or details on the home countries of the passengers. In photos from the scene, the tail and at least one wing of the plane are generally intact.
Wenger: Ref did not see penalty offence that denied Arsenal
Arsenal went ahead in the 83rd minute when Alexis Sanchez's free-kick struck James McClean and went past the helpless Ben Foster . Wenger overtook former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson's mark of 810 games in the Premier League.
MORE: California man files lawsuit against Apple for slowing down old iPhonesApple said in an effort to address the backlash, they would implement a series of remedies. Apple experts at Connecting Point Computer Centers say they haven't been doing that at all. In case you are wondering how many full-screen models have been launched this year, we don't know either but a new research data from China has given us an idea of the now of bezel-less display panels that have been shipped this year alone. The final details yet have to be published. Samsung followed, "We do not reduce CPU performance through software updates over the life cycles of the phone".
"Apple's decision to purposefully. throttle down these devices", it says, "was undertaken to fraudulently induce consumers to purchase the latest" iPhone.
Five CRPF men, 2 militants killed in Pulwama attack
With this, the number of CRPF who were killed in the encounter has reached five including the one who suffered a heart attack. The martyred Odia jawan was identified as Pradeep Kumar Panda of Liploi village in Rajgangpur of Sundergarh district.
North Carolina State rolls past Sun Devils in Sun Bowl
This award was created by Charlie Rogers, a close friend of the Atkins' family, and his former New Mexico State teammates. Arizona State's Brandon Ruiz scored his team's first points with a 24-yard field goal with 6:01 left in the first half.
At least 9 dead in church shooting near Cairo, Egypt
Police inspect the site of an attack on a church in the Helwan district south of Cairo, Egypt December 29, 2017. A month later, ISIS gunmen shot dead about 30 Christians south of Cairo as they travelled to a monastery.
Game Recap: Bears lose season finale to Vikings 23-10
Veteran Joe Berger will move from right guard to take Elflein's place, making his first start of the season at center. John Fox is expected to be fired by the Chicago Bears after Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings .
Dallas Cowboys hold off Philadelphia Eagles
But it remains to be seen who the Eagles will face in two weeks after getting a bye during the NFC Wild Card round next week. In a odd way, Carson Wentz's injury nearly highlights the idea that this Eagles team was destined to go to the Super Bowl.
WhatsApp ends support for your Windows Phone 8 device today
The app will stop working on phones running on Android 2.3.7 and older (Gingerbread), and will be stopped from February 1, 2020. The phones that are set to be affected by this policy are the BlackBerry 10, the Nokia S40, Windows Phone 7 and the iPhone 3GS.