Apple Admits Slowing Down Older iPhone Models, Offers $29 Battery Replacement
Apple recently admitted that it has been slowing down the performance of older iPhones as new ones hit the market.
The conspiracy was confirmed when a Reddit reader tracked the performance of the iPhone 6s and 7 over time, only to confirm what consumers had been suspecting for years. That Apple had indeed been slowing down older model iPhones as new models were released.
Could it be true that Apple wants you to buy a new iPhone every year?! Apple said it had good reasons for slowing down the older models and explained the situation to The Verge, saying “Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices.”
Basically it means they are slowing down the old models to maximize battery life and decrease unexpected shutdowns.
However, despite their explanation, the negative publicity has erupted, as well as threats of class-action lawsuits.
What Apple is Doing to Make it Right
Apple has apologized and is dropping the price from $79 to $29 on replacement batteries on models of the iPhone 6 and newer. But, you only have this deal in 2018. Come Jan 1, 2019, the prices will rise to $79 again.
But I just bought a new one at full price!
If you already bought a new battery for full price, you might be eligible for a refund. Visit an Apple store today to see what they will do for you.
When Your Battery is NOT replaceable
Unfortunately, if your phone is damaged in any way, Apple can reject the discounted replacement.
So, if you’ve been a victim of the iPhone slow down fiasco, take advantage of this discounted battery offer asap!