Apple Offers Apology, Replacement Deal for Tired iPhone Batteries

Apple has finally told everyone that they slowed down your smart devices due to batteries that no longer could no longer perform up to speed.  iPhone users also got a $29 battery replacement deal.

Message sent

The message sent to all users had the following:

“We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down, we apologize.”

“First and foremost, we have never—and would never—do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades, Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that.”

Purchase a replacement battery

The apology does not help anyone who purchases a device between $600 to $900 dollars finding out there is only so much you can do. iPhone users is the $29 battery deal which will allow owners of the iPhone 6 and later to replace the batteries in their phones at a $50 discount. The deal lasts for a year, after which Apple will apparently hike the replacement cost back up to $79.  As always, the push for updating iOS came into sight as well.

The apology falls short of telling anyone they are sorry for slowing your device nor does it indicate that their battery stinks, in which case everyone knew.  This is why there is a class suit filed December 21st in Los Angeles as well as Chicago and New York getting involved.

Users of iPhones older than the iPhone 6, iPads and MacBooks aren’t included in the battery deal. However, Apple does offer battery life extension tips for these devices.