Apple acknowledged it slowed some iPhone models through flagging batteries, and now the company can expect lawsuits and get a storm of criticism from its fans. Meanwhile the IT giant is cutting prices for battery replacements and is going to modify its operation system so it could show whether battery is fine or its condition is bringing the performance down.
Yesterday the corporate website contained apologies from the company in relation to the battery problem handling. The statement also said that Apple would do things in appreciation of the customers’ loyalty and to win back the trust of people who may have thought of this as suspicious.
The price for a battery replacement that is no more under warranty will be reduced from current $79 to $29 for models starting iPhone 6 and later from next month. Nearly 10 days ago Apple recognized that phone software did slow down the performance of some devices, which had battery problems.
According to the company the issue arose from the old lithium batteries, bringing electricity unevenly, which could make iPhones suddenly shutdown with the purpose of saving the sensitive circuits.