Apple's Battery Replacement Program May Cut Sales of 16 Million iPhones

Apple's Battery Replacement Program May Cut Sales of 16 Million iPhones

By making a battery replacement relatively expensive, more existing iPhone owners with failing batteries are likely to decide to upgrade to a newer model instead, which is even more profitable for Apple. Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz (via CNBC), however, feels that replacing the battery could prove a headwind for the iPhone sales. Upon checking the phone using the processor benchmarking service Geekbench, the user discovered the device's CPU was significantly slower with the old battery.

This was one way to maximize battery performance and prevented unexpected shutdowns according to Apple.

Since iOS 10.2.1 and later versions, Apple has included battery health indicator in the Battery section, which informs users whether their iPhone needs a battery replacement.

It explained that all rechargeable batteries are "consumable components" that become less effective as they chemically degrade, meaning their ability to adequately hold a charge is reduced. It made the move, it said, "to address our customers concerns, to recognize their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apples intentions".

Via an investor note, Appleinsider has revealed that the more affordable iPhone of the upcoming trio, will feature Apple's LCD technology with a lower resolution than OLED. Or, you can contact us, we will promptly schedule a 1 hour window in which we can replace your battery at a cost of $79.95. The Company's products and services include iPhone, iPad, Mac, iPod, Apple TV, a portfolio of consumer and professional software applications, the iOS and OS X operating systems, iCloud, and a variety of accessory, service and support offerings. Slower battery issues affect the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 7 Plus. Other rumours from various sources say that Apple might be retaining the 4-inch form factor of the current model but will borrow the internals for the new model from the iPhone 7, particularly the A10 Fusion SoC. You can either book an appointment to see a Genius at an Apple store, or, and this is the easiest and most convenient way, you can do it from the comfort of your own home. At first, testing proved that the performance was not being throttled, but it missed a key factor: battery age.

"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". "Maybe this will serve as a positive lesson to Apple about the value of openness and transparency - things it has long lacked".

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