Apple, facing scrutiny for slowing down older iPhones, is considering rebates for some customers who paid the full price of $79 for battery replacements, the company said in a letter to the U.S. Senate.
Barclays previously modeled a scenario where Apple could lose $10.29 billion in iPhone sales if 16 million people decide not to upgrade thanks to the battery deal. In line with what the company told customers previous year, Apple's Public Policy Vice President Cynthia Hogan reiterated to Thune that the upcoming iOS 11.3 update will give users "greater visibility into the health of their iPhones".
Separately, a memo distributed to Apple stores and authorized retailers last month said that batteries for one model of affected iPhone, Phone 6 Plus, won't be delivered until March or April.More news: Amazon launches 2-hour Whole Foods delivery; nationwide expansion coming
Apple has argued that execution throttling won't be obligatory on latest phones such as the iPhone X and iPhone 8, gratitude to hardware advancements that allow for "more advanced performance management". The good news is that Apple will carry out a battery swap for $29, but how do you know if it will help?
The new update brings with it several new features that public beta testers can try out before the final release.
Apple has faced criticism for slowing down older iPhones with its iOS performance management feature, though the company has said it was not throttling performance as such. According to reports, the device will cost somewhere in the $700 - $800 range and will provide users with a way to get an iPhone X styled device without having to shell out a minimum of $999. This is great for those who try and eke out as much space on their iPhone as they can get. However, the company notes that all batteries will still diminish over time and need replaced.More news: Warning of ice and snow on Friday for Flintshire and Wrexham
If your iPhone's performance is being throttled, you will see a statement similar to the one above, where you can disable the feature if you want.
watchOS 4.3 Beta: Developers have a new version of the watchOS 4.3 beta to play with, reports 9to5Mac. "This feature applies to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus".
Once you've installed iOS 11.3, you'll notice a new option under "Battery" in the "Settings" app called 'Battery Health'. This feature named as "Peak Performance Capability" will also users to tweak their battery performances.More news: Eye Rolls, Guffaws, Shock Greet Trumps's call for Military Parade
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