Apple offers battery cost by Rs 2,000, apologized for slowing older iPhones

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Apple updated its battery replacement programme for India on Monday when they apologized to users for deliberately slowing down iPhones with drained batteries. The company will charge now Rs 2,000 for any user with an iPhone 6 or later, whose battery needs to be changed. Apple had down the prices from approximately Rs 6,000 (plus taxes) to Rs 2,000 (plus taxes) now.

Apple has also promised to more crystal-clear about how it handles power optimization of iPhones. They will also give an iOS software update early in 2018 to provide users more “visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance”. “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. Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that,” Apple said. The company also revealed that it had introduced the power optimization through iOS 10.2.1 update to avoid unexpected shutdowns on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, and SE.

“With the update, iOS dynamically manages the maximum performance of some system components when needed to prevent a shutdown. While these changes may go unnoticed, in some cases users may experience longer launch times for apps and other reductions in performance,” the company added. Apple had faced major criticism previously from the users following the disclosure of purposely slowing down iPhones. The company’s move was witnessed as part of Apple’s effort to encourage demand for newer iPhone models iPhone models, a conspiracy model that has been surfing on the internet for a quite long time.

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