Apple will replace your iPhone battery for $29 regardless of test results

Jan 03, 2018, 02:26
Apple will replace your iPhone battery for $29 regardless of test results

Leading the Apple Inc.

Following last week's unexpected announcement of a discounted $29 iPhone battery replacement program for users with iPhone performance problems, Apple has made a last-minute change. (NASDAQ:AAPL) news today is its battery replacement plan.

The company had previously mentioned the threshold of "anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced", which seemed to apply to the in-house diagnostic tests it was running on handsets, recommending a replacement once the battery drops below 80-percent its initial capacity.

The company is already facing lawsuits from three plaintiffs in the USA who have claimed that Apple failed to inform them about the processor throttling and that such enforced slowdowns were unethical and deceptive - an attempt to force people into upgrading. This offer is available for the iPhone 6, 6s and 7.

When Apple announced it would replace those batteries for just $29 each, some were still anxious that their phones might not qualify for the fix. The goal of the iPhone SE is to draw in customers that still want an Apple product, but don't want to spend as much money on its more powerful smartphones.

"We maintain that 2017 fourth-quarter iPhone X volumes were at 30 to 35 million and we are very skeptical that volumes will increase in the first quarter of 2018", CLSA analyst Nicolas Baratte wrote in an note Tuesday. Apple has confirmed that its "power management" system will deactivate if the iPhone recognizes that a new, full-power battery has been installed.

Batteries typically decline in power output over time, reducing the amount of power they are able to provide to the device. This new patent describes how the tech company may handle wireless charging for devices over a long distance.

As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Georgia Beats Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma in 2OT Win in 2018 Rose Bowl

    Georgia Beats Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma in 2OT Win in 2018 Rose Bowl

    Sony Michel scored the game-ending touchdown after Georgia blocked Oklahoma kicker Austin Seibert's field goal in double overtime. The National Championship game will be played on Monday Jan. 8 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
    Citrus Bowl: 10-win season on the line for Notre Dame, LSU

    Citrus Bowl: 10-win season on the line for Notre Dame, LSU

    LSU will be without three defensive starters, however: edge rusher Arden Key and linebackers Corey Thompson and Donnie Alexander. But the Tigers , while certainly talented, have struggled this season, and are missing three of their starting front seven.
    Texans' GM Rick Smith to take extended leave of absense

    Texans' GM Rick Smith to take extended leave of absense

    The Texans just could not catch a break this season, but they have the pieces to their fortunes around quickly. The Texans lost Sunday to the Indianapolis Colts , 22-13, finishing a frustrating season with a 4-12 record.
  • At least 75 vehicles involved in crash on Thruway near Buffalo

    At least 75 vehicles involved in crash on Thruway near Buffalo

    At least two possible injuries were reported by the New York Daily News , though it's still unclear exactly what caused the crash. Snow and icy conditions closed the eastbound I-90 Thruway between exits 50 and 49, the New York State Thruway Authority said.
    Kodi For Xbox One Available Now

    Kodi For Xbox One Available Now

    The Xbox One app has been in the works since the end of 2016, and is available to download now through Windows and the Xbox Store. The network location is also limited; the app can only access the NFS://shares folder when trying to use files via network.
    Bitterly cold air and risky  wind chills to start 2018

    Bitterly cold air and risky wind chills to start 2018

    Take this kind of cold seriously and just stay inside tonight! Sure enough, highs return to the 20s by Friday and Saturday . Clear and cold tomorrow night with low temps in the single digits to low teens and a negative wind chill.
  • Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on January 8: FO

    Pakistan to release 146 Indian fishermen on January 8: FO

    According to Dawn online, this was confirmed to the daily by a senior National Security Division official. "The meeting was good. The official also told the Pakistani newspaper that he had been briefed about the meeting.
    Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

    Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

    Him and his receivers need to create some chemistry together while at the same time avoiding a big injury . Against the Cowboys, his QB rating was 9.3, the Eagles were shut out, and they managed just 219 yards.
    Disney's Star Wars Movies Just Passed A Significant Milestone

    Disney's Star Wars Movies Just Passed A Significant Milestone

    Star Wars is likely looking at some serious box office numbers for a few more years before that ceiling begins to level off. Of course, this amount does not even count the fact that Star Wars: The Last Jedi has yet to air in China on Jan 5.
  • World Health Organization  to classify excessive video gaming as mental disorder

    World Health Organization to classify excessive video gaming as mental disorder

    Proponents of classifying video game addiction as a disorder say that it's not so different from addiction to drugs and alcohol. The WHO's clinical description does not include prevention or treatment options.
    Florida to provide Puerto Rico high school diplomas to eligible evacuees

    Florida to provide Puerto Rico high school diplomas to eligible evacuees

    The governor visited Puerto Rico twice and met with local offices about what can be done to help those who are still in need. Scott also pledged to provide relief to those still on the island.
    Wind Chill Advisory Expanded…Dangerous Wind Chills Expected

    Wind Chill Advisory Expanded…Dangerous Wind Chills Expected

    National Weather Service forecasters say there is no relief for at least the next week from the bone chilling temperatures. The cold wind chills will cause frostbite in as little as 30 minutes to exposed skin.
popular