After Apple admitted that the company slows down older iPhone to improve battery life, the company received widespread media attention for all sorts of wrong reasons. Shortly after the admission, Apple started facing multiple lawsuits and unsurprisingly, the company shortly promised to replace batteries of older iPhones for $79. However, it didn’t work as well as the company might have expected as criticisms continued to grow over last couple of days. And now, the company has slashed the price of its battery replacement service to $29 for out of warranty handsets.
This latest move comes as a surprise as previously it was expected that the company will cut the price later this month. However, in a recent statement to TechCrunch, the company revealed that it will start the lower price right away but the supplies for batteries might be limited for next few weeks.
As a result, if you currently own an iPhone which is slower than expected, you might want to replace the battery as soon as possible to avoid delays in future.
After reports emerged that Apple was intentionally slowing down older iPhone models, the tech giant was quick to reveal that it slowed down iPhones in order to increase the degrading battery life. As Lithium ion batteries degrade over time, battery life of smartphones suffer after few years. As a result, Apple released software update to reduce the performance while keeping the battery life intact.