Apple mulls iPhone battery-replacement rebates

Dynamic Type lets users easily adjust the size of the text that apps supporting this feature will display

Dynamic Type lets users easily adjust the size of the text that apps supporting this feature will display

Apple's other products, which include Apple Watch, Apple TV, AirPods, iPod Touch, Beats products, and the HomePod, were the unsung heroes of the quarter, with sales of $5.49 billion, growing 36% year over year and exceeding $5 billion for the first time. They recently brought iOS 11.3 Public Beta 2 and it is available now.

Obviously, users were not happy with when they also discovered that Power management will be automatically enabled if the iPhone shuts down unexpectedly. Throttling was coded in the software itself to avoid random shutdowns because lithium batteries have a natural degradation process, and to offset that, Apple cut corners in performance.

Apple is planning to introduce a feature that will slow down the processors of older iPhones when their batteries degrade too much.

Now Barclays analysts believe that the scandal could hurt Apple's bottom line, too: In a note to clients on Thursday, the bank estimated that Apple's battery replacement could convince a lot of customers to replace their battery instead of buying a new iPhone.

Apple has released an update through its public beta program that enables users to check the health of an iPhone's ($1,099.99 at Best Buy) battery. Primary supplier LG Innotek announced last month that it was investing more than $800M into 'camera modules for mobile devices and new technologies for modules.' Although it declined to name the customer, it is widely believed that this is to boost capacity for this year's iPhones. The question is whether their eventual slowdowns will be as noticeable as on older iPhone models at the crux of this whole fiasco. Days after Apple admitted to having slowed down older phones, the company issued a formal apology to its consumers and lowered the price of the batteries from $79 to $29. In India, the prices start at Rs 2000 for replacing battery.

If your iPhone's performance is being throttled, you will see a statement similar to the one above, where you can disable the feature if you want. Therefore if you are interested then you can certainly check this Beta version.

"Additionally, users can see if the performance management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns is on and can choose to turn it off. This feature applies to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus".

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