Smartphone owners! You know the frustration of s-l-o-w phone performance, especially as a phone ages. But what if you knew your phone issues were your phone maker’s fault?
If you’re an owner of an iPhone, you probably have heard about Apple recently coming under fire for slowing down the performance of some iPhone models.
In a nutshell, Apple did it to prevent the phones from abruptly turning off, but they weren’t transparent about it (grrrr). In fact, though this started happening in 2016, Apple said nothing to their customers about it until late 2017, after third-party engineers had independently investigated and determined what was going on (and lots of iPhone customers were getting cranky).
As a result, Apple sent out a statement apologizing and attempting to make it right by dropping the price of out-of-warranty batteries for the affected iPhones from $79.99 to $29.99.
However, now there was a new problem – due to the sudden demand, if you go to the Apple store to replace your iPhone battery, the wait could be WEEKS or even MONTHS!
What a headache for anyone with any of the affected iPhones: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. [Read more…]