Also promised to offer battery health information in future iOS updates
Following the furor it caused after admitting to intentionally slowing down old iPhones, Apple has issued an apology by offering a price cut to its charge to battery replacement: from $79 to $29, starting January 2018 for iPhone 6 and later users. In addition to the price cut, Apple promised to add information on battery health in future iOS updates.
While it is nice to hear that Apple is aware of the outrage of its customers, I think their response is not enough. As a former iPhone user, one of my biggest complaints with Apple is that they could not fit in a big battery inside their iPhones, and not have the proper software optimization to keep them running for the whole day.
Apple may have silently launched its fix on the sudden shutdown of iPhones with its iOS 10.2.1 update, but as how customers reacted to this iPhone scandal, Apple definitely made a wrong move with it. By intentionally slowing down its phones due to battery age, this is tantamount to Apple admitting that their batteries are not as durable as expected.
What can Apple do moving forward? Invest in R&D towards developing bigger (and better) batteries for its future iPhones and other iOS devices. Considering that the iPhone X has been dealing with lackluster sales lately, Apple needs to think of a new gameplan to be back on track.
What do you think of Apple’s response to the latest iPhone scandal it is facing? Comment down below!
Source: The Verge
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