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Apple responds to battery-gate: offers new ones for $29

Apple is giving new iPhone batteries out for $29, after it was busted screwing its customer base

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 28, 2017 11:47 pm CST - 1 min, 25 secs reading time

One of the biggest companies in the world was busted intentionally slowing down their products, and in retaliation to this news, they've come out with a pathetic apology. That company is Apple, and that product is a little known smartphone; iPhone.

Apple responds to battery-gate: offers new ones for $29 | TweakTown.com

Apple has officially apologized to its customers, explaining how iPhone batteries age, and that the company has a plan to workaround unexpected device shutdowns, and how it will move from here on out. The company explained: "We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize".

Apple continued: "There's been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we're making. First and foremost, we have never-and would never-do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades".

The company will be helping replace older iPhone batteries, where they've reduced the cost of replacement iPhone 6 batteries from $79 to $29, a large 60% drop (and it's still not free). Apple will start this battery replacement discount from late January, and will have it available worldwide until the end of 2018.

Funnily enough, it's only after these issues were exposed that Apple will provide new iOS features that will give iPhone users "more visibility into the health of their iPhone's battery". We don't know what this new iOS feature will be, but I'd expect battery management software similar to their main competitor; Samsung.

What is Apple doing to users that don't have an iPhone model covered by the program? Screwing them, like usual.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

NEWS SOURCE:arstechnica.com

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