Apple Apologizes Over Battery Issue, Reduces Replacement Costs
They’ll charge you less. After it was revealed that Apple’s been intentionally slowing older iPhones with lagging batteries, the company issued a rare apology. In recent years, the company’s sales have slowed as consumers have tended to keep phones longer. Apple stressed that its actions weren’t intended to push consumers to upgrade — the claim of multiple lawsuits — and it’s slashed the price of replacement batteries for iPhone 6 and later models by $50 to $29. Furthermore, the company promised an update next year that will apprise customers of their batteries’ health.