Published: Sat, January 06, 2018
Technology | By Russell Knight

Apple's battery replacement program may lead to 16M lost sales of iPhones

Apple's battery replacement program may lead to 16M lost sales of iPhones

An Apple Support team member confirmed to Newshub that battery replacements are now just $49 - just over a third of what it used to cost here - and will be available to any customers concerned about battery performance.

Apple last month admitted that in recent years its iOS software intentionally slow the performance of older iPhones when the batteries degraded.

The current iPhone battery saga certainly hasn't gone under the radar in the headlines, but a promised update to iOS will likely increase the number of customers who decide to have their batteries replaced.

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Apple added an update to prevent random shutdowns of the phones, and maintains it was nothing to do with trying to get users to purchase new devices. As the throttling feature was introduced in iOS 10.2.1 nearly a year ago.

Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said Apple is planning to release an "iPhone X Plus" in September this year which will feature a 6.5-inch OLED screen. If you've noticed a drop in performance but can't be too sure, here are some ways to confirm whether or not it's slowing down because of a degrading battery.

For the iPhone 7 generation, Apple's throttling feature was introduced in iOS 11.2. If you are using iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE, with an older version of iOS your phone might be performing totally fine.

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The best way to find out the health of your iPhone's battery is to take it to an Apple store.

Apple's cut-price battery replacement program could gouge a huge chunk out of the company's future iPhone sales, according to a Reuters report. That's because apps can only do so much and yield varying results, though they can still give you an idea of how your battery is doing.

"With reference to the Battery Replacement Program, Apple have informed us that any customer owning an iPhone 6 and/or later that is out of warranty and wishes to replace the battery (whether faulty or not) can do so by visiting our iCentre Service Centre in Joe Gasan Street, Pieta".

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It can further handle check-in and check-out service and even takes care of payment processes. It has a built-in sliding tray, so it can deliver food and refreshments around the clock.

After widespread backlash, the giant tech company has now issued an apology in the form of radical discounts to battery replacements.

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