Apple have recently been in the news for slowing down older iPhones with lower-capacity batteries, mainly to prevent accidental shutdowns.

First batteries do not last forever – lithium ion batteries have  a set amount of charges and when those ” cycles ” have been reached the battery will not work as it did when new.

So what are Apple doing about this?

Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by A$80 — from A$119 to A$39 — for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, available worldwide through to December 2018.

Early this year, Apple will issue an iOS software update with new features that will give users more visibility into the health of the battery in their iPhone, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.

So which phones are affected?

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6S , iPhone SE models , iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2

You can read the statement from Apple at the link below:

Apple Statement On iPhone Batteries & Performance

 

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