Apples discounted iPhone battery replacement program ends on December 31, 2018

Apples discounted iPhone battery replacement program ends on December 31, 2018
Apple landed in hot water last year when it hid the fact of deliberate performance throttling on iPhones with degraded batteries. In order to make up for it, the company announced a battery replacement program, under which the degraded batteries on such handsets could be replaced at considerably lowered costs. To recall, Apple is charging Rs 2,000 instead of the usual Rs 8,200 for replacing the batteries inside the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. This discounted pricing, however, is valid only till December 31, 2018. This is probably the best time for affected users to get their iPhone battery replaced. Do note that battery service at the reduced pricing may be limited to one repair per iPhone and if you have already sent your unit for service, you could be charged.  MacRumours dropped the reminder on the soon-to-be-over discounted battery-replacement program. To recall, back in December last year, Apple received a lot of flak when iPhone users found out about the company's deliberate slowing down of older iPhones. “We've been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process. We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize,” the company wrote on its website. Apple said that it was doing so to provide a better user experience at the cost of reduced performance. You can read more about that story here.  Apple also introduced Performance Management feature with its iOS 12.1 update. The option is integrated with the software and enables users to lower the performance of their phone in case the battery has deteriorated beyond a point. This is so that users who have degraded batteries on their phone can turn the feature on and not have their phones switch off unexpectedly. Apple had earlier said that future iPhones would not need this feature, but it seems like it does not want to take any chances. The Performance Management feature was rolled out to iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.

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