Following iPhone battery issues, Apple sinks to 19-month perception low


"In our base case scenario, 10 per cent of those 519 million users take the $29 offer, and around 30 per cent of them decide not to buy a new iPhone this year", he said. That's 16 million current iPhone owners who will opt to replace their batteries rather than buy a new iPhone. Analyst Mark Moskowitz says that the new battery program offering $29 battery replacements, down from the previous $79 price, could be bad for iPhone sales.

Apple's decision to slash the cost of batteries for older iPhones following the revelation that it was intentionally slowing older devices could see sales fall by the millions in 2018.

In a blog post, Procon-SP informed that a notice had been sent to Apple seeking more information on the replacement of the batteries and the models eligible for replacement. It will also come in 32 GB and 128 GB variants with no clear indication whether Apple will keep it's 3.5 mm headphone jack. Stone House Investment Management LLC now owns 1,570 shares of the iPhone maker's stock valued at $226,000 after purchasing an additional 6 shares during the last quarter.

"We've been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process", Apple said yesterday in its online apology.

So if you are having Apple iPhone 6 or above and have less battery backup, then you can replace the battery at Rs. 2000 only at nearest Apple Service center.

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Moreover, considering this year's iPhone X was Apple's most expensive smartphone but delivered slightly lower battery life than the cheaper iPhone 8 Plus, it makes sense that Apple is exploring new battery technology to try to give its next-generation 5.85-inch OLED iPhone a battery life bump.

About three-quarters of the 675 million iPhones now in use would be eligible and potentially in need of the battery upgrade, Moskowitz estimates. (If you paid for AppleCare+ coverage, it might even be free.) Remember, this isnt just about improving battery life; some tests have found replacing the battery can result in speed improvements of over 100 percent.

Apple rolled out its performance-throttling measures for the iPhone 6 and newer models to prevent unexpected shutdowns. In India, Apple has cut down the price of battery replacements to Rs 2,000 (exclusive taxes).

So, how could Apple have turned this boneheaded move into a positive thing? Apple is now facing multiple lawsuits in response to the intentional performance throttling.

"We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down".