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Apple Offering Battery Replacement Discount on Older iPhones

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After an outcry from iPhone users that Apple is slowing down older iPhones to prolong battery life, the Verge is reporting:

 

Apple says that batteries are “consumable components,” and is offering anyone with an iPhone 6 or later a battery replacement for $29 starting in late January through December 2018 — a discount of $50 from the usual replacement cost. Apple’s also promising to add features to iOS that provide more information about the battery health in early 2018, so that users are aware of when their batteries are no longer capable of supporting maximum phone performance.

 

Visit Apple’s website for more info:

 

https://www.apple.com/iphone-battery-and-performance/

 

This would be a great way to extend the useable life of older devices still in workflows. 

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Good. Maybe also time to move beyond the rediculous business model of selling us all a new phone (computer) every two years or less. No reason you shouldn't be able to get four or five years of use out of these things unless you physically trash it somehow . For 90% of users they’re just email/Facebook checkers and YouTube streamers. Pretty sure the phone I had five years ago did those things just fine. 

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On 2/23/2018 at 7:07 AM, Michael Miramontes said:

For the past 3 weeks now my iPhone has been disconnecting 90% of all calls I make or receive. Anyone else experiencing this?

 

Hang on. You want to make phone calls with your iPhone? There's your problem right there. Don't let the product name fool you.

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On 2/23/2018 at 7:07 AM, Michael Miramontes said:

For the past 3 weeks now my iPhone has been disconnecting 90% of all calls I make or receive. Anyone else experiencing this?

 

 

Nope working as well (ie- pretty good, not perfect) as before. Provider: Verizon Wireless. Location: Mostly San Francisco Bay Area. Same with my wife's phone. And not hearing complaints from friends and colleagues (though I haven't asked).

 

Any idea what's up in LA (or wherever you're trying to conduct calls)? Think it's your phone?

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yeah, I'm sure it's my phone. It happens everywhere I'm at. A friend of mine is having the same issue. I called Verizon and they're supposedly going to fix it within 48 hours. I think it's Apple forcing me to upgrade or some other voodoo at work.

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iPhone 6 user for 4-5 years, been dealing with an iOS update that has severely crippled my GPS performance. Currently at V12.2. Waze says no gps... Google Maps seems to function almost as normal, but acts very sketchy - resets my position/route often. Have tried many recommended GPS reset techniques but no real reliable improvement. 

 

Perhaps related to /the root of the problem, I have noticed apps and safari pages reloading more and more often, like the cache/memory is too taxed. Maybe it’s thanks in part to all the hours I’ve left the phone on with Wingman open while recording!

 

Battery health is shot to shit so now I gotta weigh out buying just a new battery orrr a whole new phone. 

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