Bad news, iPhone users: Apple is running out of replacement batteries. The company came under fire recently when it was revealed that the company throttles older iPhone models. After years of staying quiet while people accused the company of deliberately slowing down old iPhones, Apple was finally forced to come clean. The company does indeed intentionally slow older handsets once their battery capacity is depleted to a certain point. The reason, according to Apple, is to extend battery life and prevent unexpected shutdowns, but users are still furious and more than 30 different lawsuits have now been filed.
Apple dropped the price of its battery replacement program for some iPhone models to $29 from $79 as something of an apology. The deal only applies to the iPhone 6 and newer models, however — and as we mentioned, Apple is beginning to run out of batteries so some repairs are being delayed. Luckily Apple isn't the only game in town.
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