Apple mulls iPhone battery-replacement rebates

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The price for the battery was reduced after Apple admitted and apologized for throttling down the power on iPhone 6 and later models to avoid shutdowns.

Battery life has always been a controversial issue for iPhone users.

If you've already signed up for Apple's iOS beta program - which is a relatively simple process that only requires a few steps - and just downloaded iOS 11.3, here's how you can turn off the iPhone's battery throttling feature.

Users expressed outrage over the company's under-the-table throttling practices, firstly because Apple didn't explicitly inform customers that this would happen eventually, and because a large portion of affected users claim that Apple may be doing this to force users into upgrading to the newest iPhone model.

The Washington Post reported Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, also sent a letter to Apple asking for more information.

Apple is now getting ready to bring new updates for compatible models. Sharp that supplied parts for the iPhone X reportedly failed to renew the deal.

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"In our view, during the December quarter, with the absence of the $29 battery replacement offer until late in the last week of quarter, many iPhone 6 and 6s users might have thrown-in-the-towel and upgraded to iPhone X or iPhone 8 because their iPhones were slowed down by iOS system updates and aging batteries".

An older iPhone was seen in Washington in 2013.

Apple amidst the lawsuits facing about slowing down of older iPhones has released a new iOS Beta update to developers. In the past, many iPhone X a weird buzzing sound was coming out of the phone's ear speaker. The document states that this is due to the devices using a different form of battery management than its older smartphones. In India, the prices start at Rs 2000 for replacing battery.

Once you've installed iOS 11.3, you'll notice a new option under "Battery" in the "Settings" app called 'Battery Health'.

"I would say less than 10% of the phones we have ordered batteries for actually need a battery, based on diagnostics", one Genius told Business Insider in January, requesting anonyminity because they were not authorized to talk to the press.

An important thing to note here is that Apple also said that all iPhones contain basic performance management features necessary for safety and to protect the components inside the phone.