Earlier this month, someone decided to do an experiment on older and newer iPhones. They wanted to test a theory that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhone models. Many people suspected it, but nobody really proved it. Their results showed that the theory is actually true! After the results went viral, Apple admitted that they were intentionally slowing down older iPhones.
Apple has been slowing down those older iPhone models so their batteries don’t die as fast. The problem is Apple never informed the customers they could just buy a new battery instead of a new iPhone model.
That explanation still did not satisfy many iPhone users. There are multiple lawsuits currently in process. Some customers say that they did contact Apple customer support to help fix their iPhones, but they never suggested replacing the battery. Customers say they feel that Apple was pushing them to buy newer and more expensive iPhones.
Apple sent out a letter of apology to its customers for the “misunderstanding”. They say they did not mean to force customers to buy new models, but regret that they were not honest about it in the first place. Apple plans to cut the price of a battery replacement from $79 to $29 through next year starting late January 2018. This is for anyone around the world with an iPhone 6 or later. Those with iPhone 5 or below unfortunately will not be included.
Would you rather buy a new battery for your iPhone or a new and more fancy iPhone??