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How to Disable Apple's Performance Management Features in Older iPhones in the iOS 11.3 Beta

Tuesday February 6, 2018 12:53 pm PST by
Starting with the second beta of iOS 11.3, Apple has introduced a new "Battery Health" feature that's designed to provide you with more information about the state of your battery and whether or not it's impacting device performance. If your iPhone has a degraded battery that is leading to throttling issues, the "Battery Health" section will let you know about it, and it will provide an...

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Chinese Consumer Group Demands Answers From Apple Over Older iPhone Slowdowns

Monday January 15, 2018 11:42 pm PST by
Apple's iPhone slowdown controversy extended to China on Tuesday after a Chinese consumer group asked the tech giant for information about iOS updates that reduce the performance of older iPhones (via Reuters). The Shanghai Consumer Council has written to Apple and requested an explanation for the slowdowns and information about what Apple planned to do to rectify the problem. The consumer...

Apple Sued Over Meltdown and Spectre in U.S. as iPhone Slowdown Lawsuits Now Total 45

Monday January 15, 2018 9:39 am PST by
Apple faces its first legal action over Meltdown and Spectre in the United States, even though the vulnerabilities were found to affect nearly all computers and other devices, according to court documents reviewed by MacRumors. Meltdown and Spectre are serious hardware-based vulnerabilities that take advantage of the speculative execution mechanism of a CPU, allowing hackers to gain access...
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Office Depot and OfficeMax Offering $28 Aftermarket iPhone Battery Replacements Until February

Friday January 12, 2018 12:28 pm PST by
Office Depot and OfficeMax today informed us they have lowered their iPhone battery replacement fee to $27.99 at select stores across the United States through February 4, 2018, undercutting Apple's $29 price by one dollar. The lower price, down from $49.99 regularly, is applicable to the iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and...
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Apple Delays iPhone 6 Plus Battery Replacements Until March-April Due to Limited Supply

Thursday January 11, 2018 6:20 am PST by
iPhone 6 Plus users hoping to take advantage of Apple's discounted $29 battery replacements may have to wait a few months. Apple says iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries are in short supply and won't be available until late March to early April in the United States and other regions, according to an internal document distributed to Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers this...
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U.S. Government Official Questions Apple Over iPhone Battery Slowdowns

Wednesday January 10, 2018 1:54 am PST by
Just two days after it emerged a French consumer fraud group is investigating Apple over its handling of battery-related performance issues on iPhones, Apple is now facing questions from government officials in its own country over the controversy. The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that Senator John Thune (R–S.D.), chairman of the Commerce Committee, has sent a letter to Apple...
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French Consumer Fraud Group Investigating Apple for 'Alleged Deception' and 'Planned Obsolescence'

Monday January 8, 2018 2:16 pm PST by
French consumer fraud group DGCCRF, part of the country's economy ministry, last week launched a preliminary investigation into Apple over "alleged deception" and "planned obsolescence" of Apple products, reports Reuters. The investigation follows Apple's admission that it slows down some older iPhones with degraded batteries during times of peak power usage in order to prevent unexpected...
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Apple Says $29 Battery Replacements Are One-Per-iPhone When Device Passes Diagnostic Test

Monday January 8, 2018 6:33 am PST by
iPhone users hoping to double dip on Apple's discounted $29 battery replacements this year may find themselves out of luck. While we previously confirmed that Apple is offering $29 battery replacements to any customer with an iPhone 6 or newer regardless of diagnostic result, Apple has indicated that this policy can only be taken advantage of once, according to new fine print on its iPhone...
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Apple Now Faces 26+ Lawsuits for 'Purposefully' or 'Secretly' Slowing Down Older iPhones

Friday January 5, 2018 8:18 am PST by
Apple now faces over two dozen lawsuits around the world that either accuse the company of intentionally slowing down older iPhones, or at least of failing to disclose power management changes it made starting in iOS 10.2.1. The lawsuits include 24 class action complaints in the United States, with the latest two filed on Thursday by Marc Honigman and Lauri Sullivan-Stefanou in New York and...
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Apple's $29 Battery Replacement Program Could Lead to 16M Fewer iPhones Sold in 2018

Wednesday January 3, 2018 1:37 pm PST by
Apple's decision to offer $29 battery replacements to customers with older iPhones could cause iPhone sales to drop in 2018, according to Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz (via CNBC). Customers opting for a battery replacement instead of upgrading an iPhone could be a "mild headwind" for iPhone unit sales, potentially resulting in millions of fewer iPhone purchases during the year. Moskowitz...

Brazil Demands Apple Explain How iPhone Owners Can Obtain Battery Replacements

Wednesday January 3, 2018 1:05 pm PST by
Brazilian state agency Procon-SP today asked Apple to better explain why it has implemented power management features in older iPhones and how Brazilian iPhone users can obtain battery replacements, reports Reuters. In a blog post on the Procon-SP website, the agency says that it sent a notice to Apple on Wednesday demanding information on how iPhone customers can replace their batteries, what ...
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How to Get Your iPhone's Battery Replaced at Apple Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider

Wednesday January 3, 2018 8:32 am PST by
Apple has reduced the price of battery replacements for the iPhone 6 and newer to $29, down from $79, as part of its apology over a lack of communication about the power management changes it made starting in iOS 10.2.1. The discount is effective immediately and available until the end of 2018. iPhone users in most countries can initiate the battery replacement process online by scheduling...
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FAQ: What to Know About Apple Slowing Down iPhones to Prevent Unexpected Shutdowns

Wednesday January 3, 2018 5:03 am PST by
By now, you've probably seen headlines about Apple slowing down your iPhone, but it's not nearly as simple or corrupt as it sounds. In this Q&A, we've taken the time to explain exactly what's going on. Why is Apple slowing down some older iPhone models? iPhones, like many other consumer electronics, are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which have a limited lifespan. As the battery in your...
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Apple Will Replace the Battery in Your iPhone 6 or Later Even if It Passes a Genius Bar Diagnostic Test

Tuesday January 2, 2018 3:00 am PST by
Last week, Apple reduced the price of out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements from $79 to $29, following a wave of controversy over power management features in older iPhones. In a note to customers, Apple said its new policy applied to "anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced", but failed to specify if this eligibility criteria was dependent on whether a given...
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Apple Makes $29 Battery Replacements Available Immediately for iPhone 6 and Newer

Saturday December 30, 2017 9:15 am PST by
Apple today announced it is making its reduced $29 battery replacements available immediately for iPhone 6 and all newer models. Apple previously said it would offer the cheaper battery replacements in late January, but it has removed that timeframe from its letter to customers, and has confirmed immediate availability in a statement to TechCrunch.We expected to need more time to be ready,...
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iFixit Reduces Price of All DIY iPhone Battery Replacement Kits to $29 or Less

Friday December 29, 2017 4:56 am PST by
Yesterday, Apple responded to customer complaints about how the company handles power management features in older iPhone models and decided to reduce the price for out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements from $79 to $29, beginning in late January and lasting through December 2018. In response, iFixit has decided to match that price point and lower the cost of every DIY iPhone battery fix kit ...
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Apple to Offer $29 iPhone Battery Replacements, More Battery Health Info in iOS

Thursday December 28, 2017 12:55 pm PST by
Apple this afternoon addressed customer concerns about an ongoing controversy over power management features in older iPhones, pledging to introduce more detailed information about battery health and reducing the price of battery replacements for all of 2018. In a letter explaining its policies, Apple apologizes for the misinformation that's been spread and says that it would never...
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Apple Being Sued for 'Purposefully Slowing Down Older iPhone Models' [Updated]

Thursday December 21, 2017 2:10 pm PST by
Apple yesterday confirmed that it has implemented power management features in older iPhones to improve performance and prevent unexpected shutdowns as the battery in the devices starts to degrade, and this admission has now led to a class action lawsuit, which was first noticed by TMZ. Los Angeles residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas, represented by Wilshire Law Firm, this morning...
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Apple Addresses Alleged Throttling of iPhones With Degraded Batteries

Wednesday December 20, 2017 11:03 am PST by
Over the course of the last week, there's been speculation that Apple is throttling the performance of older iPhones with degraded batteries, leading to resurgence of accusations that Apple is deliberately slowing down older iPhones that aren't operating at peak battery performance. In a statement to TechCrunch on the results people are seeing when testing iPhones with older batteries, Apple...
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Geekbench Results Visualize Possible Link Between iPhone Slowdowns and Degraded Batteries

Monday December 18, 2017 9:06 am PST by
Primate Labs founder John Poole has plotted the kernel density of Geekbench 4 scores for iPhone 6s models running iOS 10.2, iOS 10.2.1, and iOS 11.2, visualizing an apparent link between lower performance and degraded battery health. The charts show that on iOS 10.2, the vast majority of iPhone 6s devices benchmarked similarly in performance. However, Poole explains that the distribution of...