Last year, Apple decided to fix iPhones that would shut down unexpectedly by issuing a software update that would throttle the phone’s speed. The fix remained unnoticed until late 2017 when a Redditor observed that replacing his iPhone battery restored performance to expected levels, at least when it comes to synthetic benchmark tests.
That discovery quickly snowballed into a major crisis that Apple has nobody to blame for but itself. Since then, Apple has apologized and promised cheaper battery replacements to anyone affected by slowdown issues. Later, we found out that even iPhones who pass Apple’s internal tests qualify for $29 battery replacements instead of the usual $79 fee. But don’t even think about abusing it.
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