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  • 25.04.2019
Apple cuts battery price after apology
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Apple cuts battery price after apology

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Apple Inc is apologising for secretly slowing down older iPhones, which it says was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.

Many customers had interpreted the move as a way to juice demand for newer models.

Apple also says it will cut the price of a battery replacement by $US50 ($A70) to $US29 ($A41). It previously cost $US79 ($A111) for those who didn't purchase the Apple Care maintenance plan.
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The replacement plan begins in late January for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later that requires a new battery.

Apple will issue an update to its operating system early next year to give users a better understanding of the health of their battery.

Hostile customer reaction was swift after a report this month uncovered the intentional slowdown in speed tests.
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