Apple's battery replacement program may lead to 16M lost sales of iPhones

Apple's battery replacement program may lead to 16M lost sales of iPhones

Apple insists it slowed down the phones to preserve overall performance as batteries age and never went out of its way to sabotage the older models.

The revelation led to numerous complaints from iPhone users that Apple was deliberately throttling their devices without informing them why or giving them the ability to opt out.

Apple Chief Design Officer Jony Ive (center), and an unidentified woman (left). As a result, the iPhone turns off frequently even when the batteries show a charge enough to run for some more time.

That's an increase of 0.7in over the existing iPhone X, which is equipped with a Samsung-supplied OLED display.

It should be noted that Apple's cheaper battery offer only applies for the iPhone 6 or later, and the offer is only set to last until the end of 2018.

The iPhone with a 6.1-inch LCD, Kuo says, will have a capacity of between 2,850 and 2,950 milliampere hours.

Still, low-priced battery replacement is the right thing for Apple to do.

Now, Apple is looking at the possibility of the iPhone battery replacement cutting into iPhone sales this year to the tune of $10 billion. Your iPhone will then be checked in for the $29 battery replacement.

That being said, Barclays had some positive things to say about Apple. Battery life is most peoples No. 1 complaint about their phones, and maintenance is a long-overdue part to smartphone ownership.

Additionally, the report also mentions that the flagship iPhone X and iPhone X Plus will also bring in the second generation of FaceID, which will naturally be more improved than the current technology.

Apple recently confirmed that anyone with an iPhone 6 or above could get their battery replaced on their handset for $29.

The 6.1-inch LCD will have a larger display area than the 5.85-inch OLED model, but the 5.85-inch OLED model should have a substantially larger pixel count - almost twice the pixels, in fact. The company said it did so to keep the phones from unexpectedly shutting down.

The diagnostic tests would also be beneficial for costumers, since they would know whether any issues they may have encountered were related to the battery or to any other component. Apple's revenue for the quarter was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter previous year. Following outrage from some consumers and subsequent lawsuits, Apple apologized last week for keeping the whole process a secret. "Our August Wireless survey suggests battery drain is No. 1 reason for users to upgrade to new device - therefore, a new battery may deter some upgrade intention", Moskowitz writes in a research note on Wednesday.

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