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In case you missed it, Apple has intentionally slowed down old iPhones with bad batteries in order to prevent sudden shutdowns. As a solution, Apple Authorised Service Providers are now offering discounted battery replacement at RM129. However, not many are willing to send their devices in as the standard procedure would take 5-7 working days. Obviously this isn’t convenient for most people especially for those who don’t have a spare phone.
To speed things up, Machines is now offering a faster turnaround time of just 4 hours while maintaining the same replacement price of RM129.
So, your iPhone’s battery life is getting worse and it probably gets slower with the latest iOS update. If you don’t plan on replacing the device, you can fix the iPhone with a simple battery replacement.
For those looking for a cheaper replacement, most people would be wondering if the batteries they are getting are the real deal. One guy in China thinks he can tell a real from a fake but it turns out to be a bad idea.
A couple of weeks ago, Apple had admitted that they were intentionally slowing down older iPhones with a bad battery. That had created a furore as it was perceived by some as a way to get existing users to upgrade to their latest iPhone.
According to Apple, the move was necessary to prevent sudden iPhone shutdowns and to squeeze as much battery life from a faulty battery. Those affected can regain their full performance by swapping their iPhone battery for a new one. As a gesture of goodwill, Apple has offered discounted battery replacements for the iPhone 6 and above.
In case you missed it, Apple has been throttling older iPhones on the latest iOS version if it detects an aged battery. If your iPhone is getting slow because of an old and faulty battery, you have more places to get your battery replaced with a discount in Malaysia.
Apart from Machines, Switch is also offering discounted replacements for older iPhones and this covers the iPhone SE, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X.
UPDATE: Machines revises its discounted battery replacement price to RM129.
If you’re certain that your iPhone is slow because of a bad battery, Apple is offering a discount for a new battery replacement. The discounted battery replacement program is also applicable in Malaysia and you can do it through Apple’s authorised service provider, Machines, starting today.
Yesterday, Apple had apologised for slowing down its older iPhones on purpose if it has an aged battery. To regain its original performance, you’ll need to replace the battery. As gesture of good will, Apple is offering a discount to affected users and now they have revealed its pricing for the Malaysian market.
A week ago, Apple had admitted that they were slowing down older iPhones. It was proven that older iPhones with aged batteries would be throttled significantly to retain a decent amount of battery life and to prevent unexpected shutdowns.
After public outcry and multiple lawsuits with one as high as $999 billion, Apple has finally responded with a solution.
My iPhone is getting slow, it’s time for a new one. That’s a common thought if your phone starts to feel sluggish. If you think your old iPhone isn’t good enough to handle newer apps and features, turns out that Apple has indeed slowed down older iPhone models intentionally. This even includes last year’s iPhone 7.
iPhones or most smart phones in general are not exactly frugal when it comes to power. Most users would charged twice or more daily and some will need to invest on a battery pack.
Most battery packs, particularly attachable ones such as mophie Juice Packs are bulky and often makes the iPhone look like a overgrown brick. While external battery packs are cumbersome and you’ll look silly making a call with one attached.
A company called MiLi addresses those issues with its Powerskin. Battery packs that gives you 1200mAH of juice at a size of a normal back plate iPhone Case. Plus, the Powerskin gives you 8 different colour combinations which is more than the standard black/white you get from Morphie.
More details on MiLi Powerskin here.
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