Apple begins discounted battery replacement program in S. Korea

Apple sanctioned in Qualcomm court case for withholding documents

The battery replacement program was scheduled to start by the end of January 2018. iPhone users with iPhone 6 and above can get their phone batteries replaced at price as low as Rs. 2,000, plus the taxes (down from Rs. 6,500), even if their phones are out of warranty.

Finally, Kuo said Apple will sell an iPhone with a 6.1-inch traditional LCD display.

Across the smartphone industry, battery issue has come under increased public scrutiny in the recent past after problems with Galaxy Note 7 in 2016 led to a global recall of those Samsung devices and damaged the Korean firm's brand credibility in some markets.

Last month, Apple acknowledged that it slowed down the speed of older iPhone models, claiming that the measure was necessary to prevent the devices from shutting down suddenly. Now knowing Apple, it might be hesitant in giving too much power to its consumers, but it should ideally give users detailed and easy to decipher breakdown of their iPhone's battery health and maybe a toggle that allows them switch between performance or battery life. However, Apple Korea received criticism for not following suit with an apology or compensation. BGR said Apple failed to provide its customers with full information about how it was handling the performance of aging batteries, and took users' support for granted. The replacement programme will run until December 2018. "Maybe this will serve as a positive lesson to Apple about the value of openness and transparency - things it has long lacked".

Apple's Apology is the final nail in the coffin. I experienced a similar issue with my iphone 5s in November 2016 after updating the iOS. The Bangalore consumer centre too was inefficient.

Apple has behaved like a mafia company.

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