More than a year after its battery slowdown update, Apple has been besieged by a flood of lawsuits seeking class-action status, and government watchdog agencies in France, Italy and South Korea began probes into whether Apple engaged in planned obsolescence.
In a letter addressed to Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) said (PDF) it is exploring whether customers who paid full price for battery replacement should get a rebate for some of the purchase price.
The move came after a scandal erupted over Apple's practice of slowing down iPhones with older, weaker batteries - in the name of ensuring more reliable performance.
Apple said it introduced iPhone throttling in January 2017: In iOS 10.2.1 Readme notes, the company said it informed customers that the new update "improves power management ... to avoid unexpected shutdowns". The financial press has been ripe with stories of disappointing sales of the iPhone X, pending production cuts, and slowing growth.
Barclays analysts believe that the battery replacement program could affect iPhone sales and the average price of iPhones.
In response to the controversy surrounding Apple admitting that it slows down the processor speed of older iPhones when their batteries degrade to the point that they're no longer able to deliver peak performance, the company has added the ability for users to toggle throttling on and off. Models older than the iPhone 5S aren't affected by the same performance issue, it said.
Here's where things get a little more complicated. In India, the prices start at Rs 2000 for replacing battery. If you want to receive the beta you can sign up to receive them. For now, this update only applies to the iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, and 7 Plus.
"Additionally, users can see if the performance management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns is on and can choose to turn it off".
Various high-ranking officials at USA Gymnastics and Michigan State have resigned in recent weeks as a result of the scandal. The sentence is largely symbolic because the 54-year-old is already assured of spending the rest of his life in prison.
It was reported that Yadav would visit patients at their homes and give injections for nearly all ailments for meagre payments. Villagers whined that he would give infusions for all afflictions for small installments, Choudhury said.
But she used the word "mankind", saying: "Maternal love is the love that's going to change the future of mankind". It comes after senators passed legislation to make Canada's national anthem gender neutral.
Each and every part of Wakanda looks like some genius illustration from high fantasy, only believably real looking. Just visiting the other superheroes in the Marvel Universe and just be like, "Hey Captain America! ".
It is unclear if agents of the United States government will appeal to the Court of Appeal or the UK Supreme Court. They urged the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to prosecute Mr Love , who has Aspergers syndrome, in England.
On Tuesday, Ronald Koeman was presented as the new head coach on a contract which runs until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. His first match in charge of the national side will be against England on March 23.
Twitter shares surge 15% on first quarterly profit
Video is Twitter's largest ad format, with live events and in-stream video ads two significant sources of growth, per the company. In other news, General Counsel Vijaya Gadde sold 135,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th.
Mother Of 4-Star Recruit Is Furious With Son's Decision
As soon as he put the cap on, she got up and left the table he was sitting at. "I couldn't go where my mom wanted to go". In a turn of events, Copeland's mom returned to sign the letter and embraced her son as he sobbed on her shoulder.
Cavs Reveal Their Offer for DeAndre Jordan
According to ESPN.com's Zach Lowe , the Houston Rockets , Portland Trail Blazers and Milwaukee Bucks were all in the mix. He's a difference-maker, for sure, but he might not be enough on his own to take a team to contention status.
NK's high-level delegation to fly to S. Korea
Olympic sponsor Samsung Electronics donated 4,000 Galaxy Note 8 to all athletes and International Olympic Committee officials. Kim Yong Nam, president of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, will lead the North Korean delegation.
Alphabet's Nest is Being Folded Back into Google
A united front could be helpful in competing with the other ubiquitous digital helpers of today - Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. That move isn't surprising now that Amazon, Google and now Apple all offer standalone voice-enabled wireless speakers.
New Maruti Suzuki Swift Launched At Auto Expo 2018
The new Swift competes against the Hyundai Grand i10, Ford Figo, Volkswagen Polo and the Nissan Micra among others. The sporty feel of the auto has been extended to its interior with a flat-bottom steering wheel.
Georgia, Ohio State vie for top recruiting class
The Tide were ranked No. 7 in 247sports's composite class rankings; the last seven seasons, they've finished with the No. 1 class. In addition to Campbell, Georgia convinced several other key prospects to back off their verbal commitment and join the Bulldogs.
John Mahoney, actor and Frasier star, dies aged 77
His performance drew the critic Roger Ebert to write: "This actor can be as convincingly nice as anyone in the movies". He took up acting classes in the 1970s and was urged by acting legend John Malkovich to join the Steppenwolf Theatre.
Assange fails to make skipped bail arrest warrant vanish
Swedish prosecutors had already dropped their investigation over sexual assault and rape allegations, which he denies. In 2016, a United Nations panel called on Swedish and British authorities to end Assange's "deprivation of liberty".