Apple Batterygate – Iphone 6 Slow Down

If you’ve been watching or listening to the news, then you are aware that Apple deliberately slowed down the iPhone 6 ios to save battery life/health etc. Needless to say, this has not gone over well. CNBC broke a story yesterday informing us that in late January Apple will offer a $29 battery replacement for iPhone 6 users. In an article, it is saying it will take 5 days for them to replace the battery, but who can go that long without their phone? Not me. If you use a non-apple service to replace the battery the service is out of pocket and if you replace it yourself you risk voiding your warranty and possibly damaging your phone. What to do? In January they will send out another update to give you info on battery health. If you don’t want to wait there are 2 free utilities in the Apple app store I recommend to get a quick wear level % on your battery, as well as memory and disk space checkup at the link below. My iPhone 6 plus says only 8% wear, not much, so it shouldn’t be slowed. I’m hoping in this update they choose to resolve some slowness for users with negligible battery wear or I fear another outpour of discontent towards Apple will soon follow. Whats

For more info you can read CNBC’s coverage and letter from Apple:

  • Battery Life (shows wear %)
  • Another iphone battery app I recommend is Battery Saver which is a simple, but great utility which gives you battery status, memory usage, and disk space as well as the ability to recover memory and disk space.

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