Apple publishes letter of apology, cuts price to replace certain iPhone batteries by 63% to $29

After Apple recently confirmed that it throttled the CPU speed of certain older iPhone models, the company today published an apology letter that it titled “A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance.” In the letter, Apple acknowledges that customers might feel that Apple let them down. As a response to those who say that Apple is guilty of planned obsolescence, the company says that it would never do anything to shorten the lives of its products.

Apple is now being accused in lawsuits of purposely slowing down the performance of older iPhone handsets just when the …


#BatteryGate: When the original iPhone launched, Apple VP said most users will never need to replace their battery

Apple has just issued an official letter of apology about the battery/slow-down-gate scandal that has been brewing in the past couple of weeks.
It’s an interesting read and you can find the whole thing linked at the bottom of this article, but there is one piece that stands out and that we emphasize below:
All rechargeable batteries are consumable components that become less effective as they chemically age and their ability to hold a charge diminishes.