April 25, 2018

Apple's battery replacement offer to reduce 2018 iPhone sales

13 January 2018, 05:10 | Rudolph Thomas

[Update] iPhone Batteries From Third Parties Might Not Match Apple's Price

Apple's iPhone battery replace offer will cut 2018 sales investment bank analyst warns

Now Samsung will not make OLED screens for new iPhones but will continue to make for 5.8 inch OLED panels that Apple has incorporated in iPhone X. It's complete with the instructions and tools you need to replace the battery yourself. Not only was it not specifically signed by any of Apple's executives, but the tone was more defiant than apologetic, and reminiscent of how the company responded to the Antennagate issue back in 2010.

Are you eligible for a free iPhone battery replacement on your iPhone 6S?

Interestingly, if your older iPhone is running an older version of iOS, it is likely that it hasn't been throttled at all. Once again, conspiracy theories about Apple boosting iPhone sales by annoying customers into upgrading flooded the web. Now the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone SE are affected.

It was true all along: Apple really throttles iPhones. Slower CPU speed prevented phones from shutting down or components from being damaged. Apple explained that it all had to do with the way phone batteries age. "While these changes may go unnoticed, in some cases users may experience longer launch times for apps and other reductions in performance", Apple wrote. By Christmas, the situation was spiraling into a PR catastrophe. With Apple's discounted $29 battery-replacement program, however, I'd get it replaced even at 90% capacity. According to company analyst Mark Moskowitz, a whopping 77% or 519 million iPhone users are eligible to replace their battery via the program.

Now, for a limited time, Apple is cutting the cost of an iPhone battery replacement from $79 down to $29.

Additionally, the report also mentions that the flagship iPhone X and iPhone X Plus will also bring in the second generation of FaceID, which will naturally be more improved than the current technology. "The company's stock rose nearly 50 percent previous year, largely on hopes for a "super cycle" with the new iPhone X and 8, where a large number of users upgrade".

It also announced that future updates would allow iPhone users to have better visibility of the health of their battery, and will investigate other ways to avoid unexpected shutdowns. AAPL stock hit record highs through the end of 2017 in anticipation of iPhone X sales driving an upgrade super cycle that would last into 2018, further boosting iPhone revenue. There are rumors that the iPhone X, the newest, biggest, baddest iPhone is actually just a big bad flop. Your selected store or service center could be out of stock of batteries or even if they do have stock the replacement could take anything between a few hours and a few days depending on the number of iPhones ahead of your device in the replacement queue.

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