Along with the Global reduction, Apple India has announced new prices for the replacement batteries on the Apple iPhone 6, Apple iPhone 6 Plus, Apple iPhone 5S, Apple iPhone SE, Apple iPhone 6s, Apple iPhone 6S Plus, Apple iPhone 7, and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The new prices are in line with the global price reduction of $79 to $29.
For all the above-mentioned iPhones, the battery replacement charge has been brought down from ₹6,000 to ₹2,000. Do note that, one has to pay the GST separately with the price tag.
The new prices have been announced due to the fact that, Apple slowed down the older iPhone to increase the battery life of the devices with the degraded batteries. So, if you were experiencing a slower iPhone with degraded battery life, then do install replace your iPhone’s battery to regain the true potential.
Backstory: Apple throttled older iPhones to improve battery life and to stop unwanted shutdowns. However, this made the iPhones unusable and the same was not intimidated by the user base in any manner. Later on, a Reddit user found the same by running the GeekBench Benchmark, where the iPhone with new battery scored almost double the points compared to the old iPhones.
Earlier today Apple apologised for its mistake and offered a more affordable battery replacement to make up the mistake.
Here is the official statement from Apple regarding the issue:
“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,”.
“Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.”
It’s good to see that Apple India is maintaining the same replacement values worldwide and this is the great time to change the battery of your 1 or 2-year-old iPhone to regain the performance. So, did you experienced any type of latency on your iPhones? Share your views in the comment box.