In order to placate the litigious masses calling for Tim Cook's head over the iPhone battery slowdown feature, Apple recently decided to slash the cost of its iPhone battery replacement program. Getting a new battery installed at the Apple now costs $29, rather than $79, and it seems like people are taking full advantage.
Wait times for a Genius Bar appointment have spiked to several days or weeks, according to Apple's online scheduling tool. Genius Bar appointments are normally available within 48 hours, so this kind of consistent increase in wait times, across stores in different cities, would seem to point to a trend. Users on Twitter have also been complaining of no available appointments, or huge queues at the Apple Store when they do show up for a scheduled appointment.
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