Apple's replacement iPhone batteries to cost S$38 in Singapore

  • Apple's replacement iPhone batteries to cost S$38 in Singapore

Apple's replacement iPhone batteries to cost S$38 in Singapore

Apple also said it will release a software update in early 2018 that will allow users to better understand the health of their iPhone's battery. Apple will start this battery replacement discount from late January, and will have it available worldwide until the end of 2018. "We apologize", the company said in a statement.

Apple is apologizing to iPhone customers following the news that older iPhone models experience a "slowdown" and worsening battery performance when updated with the newest iPhone software.

Apple will be regretting its comment when they admitted that it was purposely slowing down iPhones.

However, in order to "regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apple's intentions", Apple says it has made a decision to reduce the price of out-of-warranty battery replacements from $US79 to US29 and will also be introducing new software features to allow users to track their battery performance better.

With these features, you will know when your iPhone's battery no longer supports maximum performance.

Apple said that batteries are "consumable components", and that going forward, anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can get a battery replacement for $29. The company also revealed that it had introduced the power optimization through iOS 10.2.1 update to avoid unexpected shutdowns on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, and SE.

In a message to customers posted late Thursday, the company said it acknowledged criticism over how it communicated the issue to loyal iPhone users.

Some users, Apple noted, had experienced a hit to performance while others had not noticed the change. 'They were legitimately trying to make people's iPhones last longer'. You also just can wait for a new iOS update coming in early 2018 that will show you the details about the current state of your iPhone battery.

"We now believe that another contributor to these user experiences is the continued chemical ageing of the batteries in older iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s devices, many of which are still running on their original batteries", Apple said.