After years of speculation, Apple a few weeks ago finally admitted to purposefully throttling performance on older iPhone models with degraded batteries. Not surprisingly, the company was immediately hit with an avalanche of well-deserved criticism. Though Apple proffered a technical reason for its behavior -- to prevent unexpected shutdowns on devices with older batteries -- even ardent Apple supporters had to concede that the company's lack of transparency on the matter was downright troubling.
With the controversy showing no sign of slowing down, not to mention a seemingly endless stream of class-action lawsuits, Apple a few weeks ago issued a public apology for slowing down older iPhones while promising to be more transparent going forward. What's more, the company lowered the price on out-of-warranty battery replacements from $79 down to $29. While the battery replacement program was initially slated to begin later this month, Apple on December 30th surprisingly announced that it was going into effect immediately.
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Apple already ran out of iPhone 6 Plus replacement batteries originally appeared on BGR.com on Thu, 11 Jan 2018 at 12:11:32 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.