Apple iPhone 6 to be included in the company's free battery replacement plan?

Apple iPhone 6 to be included in the company's free battery replacement plan?
You might recall Apple's latest issue with the battery on the Apple iPhone 6s. Some owners of this iPhone model had complained that once the battery on their handset had 30% life left, the phone would shut off as though the battery had died. Plugging the iPhone into an outlet for a few seconds restarts the cell, giving it the same amount of life remaining as it had prior to turning off.

Apple said that affected handsets were exposed to too much ambient air during the manufacturing process, and has been offering a free battery exchange for certain iPhone 6s units. Owners of other iPhone models like the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 6 have been trying to tell Apple that their devices are experiencing the same thing. Apple has been silent about the possibility of other iPhone models suffering through the same problem with the battery.

But that might change very soon. According to a rumor out of Japan that was published earlier today, Apple will extend the battery replacement plan to include the Apple iPhone 6. The gang in Cupertino originally said that a small number of phones were affected by this issue, but it turns out that many more users than originally thought are having this problem. So far though, Apple has yet to confirm that adding the iPhone 6 to the free battery replacement plan is anything more than just talk.


source: Macotakara (translated) via 9to5Mac

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  • Storage 128 GB
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24 Comments

1. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Apple staying on top of it. Good move.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? AFter more than a year? Wait! 2 years. Then they made this lame bulls***t excuse talking about air in the battery? Air where? In the packaging they wrap around the battery? That's bulls**t too. Why? Simple. Heat. The phone gets hot. If there was any air in the packaging, the heat from using the phone would eventually dissipate it. Considering how tightly wrapped batteries are, there isn't much room for all that much air. The fact is, the batteries are simply defective and are cheap Chinese made crap with terrible life. Apple should simply just replace everyone's phone. But they don't want to do that because its cheaper to make a BS claim. The vast majority have no idea how long their phone should last, so will never take it in to be replaced. Which woudl also be cheap for Apple. This versus doing a recall which would cost them more. Only Apple is allowed to get away with such BS. After a while, we won't even be talking about them anymore. Once all these Chinese OEM's start bring more of their cheap "iPhone" to the US at 50% the price, Android will secure 90% of the world and Apple will be at 10% or less

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The word "tact" comes to mind with each exposition you post. You have none......period.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What do I need tact for. Theer is no kind way to call bulls**t. The batteries are defective. PERIOD. No matter what reason Apple gives, whether the reason is true or not. Have you ever pulled a battery out an iPhone? Because I have many times. The fact is bruh, there is no way any air could be in the packaging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI1eRy0uBI8 Here is a video of a person opening a battery. Show me where theer would be air in such a tight package. Apple has "almost" never admitted to issues with their products. They are liars and have been caught in so many lies since the original iPhone. You are free to believe whatever the hell you want, but it doesn't change the facts. Chinese companies use cheap crap. All Asian companies do. But facts have shown the Chinese stuff is the cheapest as far as quality and workmanship vs any other country in the world. This has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt. All one has to do is cut the wires on Apple headphones and compare them with the wires inside Samsung headphones and you can see how cheap Apple's headphones are. And based on your hate of Samsung, you have some nerve talkign about who doesn't have tact. I just saw an argument you had in another thread. I made it my New Years resolution to not even debate with any Trolls no matter what platform they like or don't like. You guys arent even worth the air you breathe!

16. Subie

Posts: 2367; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Do some research please. This issue has nothing to do with air in the battery pack. It has to do with a component being exposed to air before being put into the pack. http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/12/02/apple-blames-iphone-6s-battery-problems-on-air-exposure-during-manufacturing And at the end of the day if Apple does offer free batteries for iPhone 6 users (who's phones BTW are off warranty) then thats a good move by Apple in my book. And I'd give props to any company who would do the same.

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

...not going to read your essay.

23. AlikMalix unregistered

Are you seriously complaining that a company offers free repairs for a device out of warranty for over a year now? Seriously? If I were you, I'd start complaining that Samsung (company you actually worship) sent back customers a phone without figuring out what the defect actually was - putting trusting customers back at risk of having a dangerous device. They didn't know what the problems was and sent you back a hazardous device. To the rest of readers, sorry to bring Samsung into an Apple article.

2. jphillips63

Posts: 253; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Please update us on this, I just paid to have my battery replaced yesterday for this very reason.

24. AlikMalix unregistered

Contact Apple wand show them the receipt - guarantee you'll get compensated.

3. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1061; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Seems weird that it took Apple a year after 6s release to open up about the issue. Even stranger that just now Owners of the 5s and 6 are having similar issue, Is it definitely the battery or possibly a result from pushing iOS 10 to older devices without prior testing?

4. mikehunta727 unregistered

Doubt the 5S has much issues, my mothers 5S on 10.2 is running well and a few other iOS devices in IT dept are running "fine" .I reckon those with 5S'es that are experiencing battery issues is most simply due to their batteries in their devices having dramatically reduced battery capacity compared to when they first got it. Battery in a smartphone has about 500 recharge cycles before it starts losing capacity permanently, after about a year of owning and charging your phone, the battery in your device loses about 20%. After the 2nd year the battery has lost about 35-40% in overall battery capacity

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. Its from using cheap garbage from China for batteries. Why you think the iPhone cost $200 to make? The iPhone only has 2 expensive parts, the CPU and GPU. The rest as you can see in a price breakdown, is all cheap garbage. As you can see in this price breakdown, the iPhone battery cost $2.50 based on what I would assume would be a production run for one model at 100M phones over a course of 3+ years of sales. While the S7 which cost $255 to make and the Edge model being about $30 more, it is safe to assume that Samsung pays 3 times the cost for the battery at the least because it is made in-house and thus would cost more vs using a 3rd party off the shelf option. Since Samsung phone batteries retial for about $30, it is safe to assume that the actual cost is about 1/3, conside what their markup is. The markup on the Galaxy S7 which cost Samsung $255, is $415 above the cost based on a retail price of $649. While the iPhone cost Apple $220 to make,a nd their retail cost adds $429. But considering that Samsung pays more money for more overhead do to using their own factories and 90% of whats inside the phone is 1st party parts, then Samsung gets less from the sale vs Apple even when selling a similar amount of phones...or in Samsung's case, even more phones. To be fair, we know parts made in Asian countries whether it be China, Japan, Korea or the Philippines, its all cheap in price. But China is not only cheap in cost, they are cheaper than the other countries and their quality of product is also cheap in comparison.

5. janis

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

changing battery is not going to change fact that this phone is half day battery life..premium phone

6. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Half day? I always managed until at least 7pm with moderate use.

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

He's talking about people who use their phone. He's not talkign about peopel who just stare at the outside of it all day with it off. Tests have shown with just 2 hours of web browsing, the iPhone was left with < 1/3 of its total capacity. I would say, 2 hours of straight web browsing would be moderate usage. Now to be fair, the other phones in this test -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Czofcz7e0sI - do have almost double the battery capacity. But too, you must consider that, the iPhone has 50% the hardware prowness. With the Galaxy S especially have a QHD display vs a 750p display, 8 cores vs 2, 5.1" display vs 4.7 and so much more; the fact is the iPhone has terrible batterlife. Now I can't comment throughly on the latest iPhone's starting with the 6 because I don't own one per se. I did by a 6S Plus for my mom. In her medical condition she rarely uses the phoen for anythign other than calls which I know such up battery. But based on my usage of the iPhone 4/4S, I recall the phone beeping at 20% by 3PM with zero calls being made and doing nothign but email and web browsing. And when it came to gaming? I'd be lucky if I got 3 hours. But considering too, that my Note 7 has the same hardware as the S7, with only a larger screen and an Iris Scanner that si always off, the device gets similar life to the S7 Edge. The S7 Edge plays a QHD movie for 14 hours before dying, while an iPhone playing a native 750p or 1080p movie, lasts less than 7. If you are claiming your iPhone last 12 hours, then you're lying. What time so you remove it from the charger? I don't even charge my Note 7 every night and it last be 2 full work days. Right now my Note 7 is on 25% battery and I didn't charge it last night and here it is almost 3PM. Also considering other facts, CDMA radios use less power vs GSM. LED displays uses less power than LCD's A CPu with 2-4 cores use less power than a phone with dual quads. A phone with a HD or FHD resolution should use less power than one with QHD. However, facts show that Samsung QHD display, uses less power than Apple's 1080p display. So considering the iPhone's native out the box capabilities, if the iPhone has the Galaxy S7's battery as an example, it would finally last a roughly 11-14hrs on a single charge with almost no usage and maybe 4-6 hours with moderate usage. After all, in my video it shows the iPhone lost 75%+ of its power running a web script which reloads web pages over and over as they complete loading and move to the next one. While the Galaxy S, which has a bigger display, has 4 times the resolution and 4 times the capabilities, only lost 52% of its charge. Which means if the S7 had the iPhone's battery in this test, it woudl be dead, but considering its specs I would expect nothing less. But with the iPhone having far less capabilities and suppose to be a more tightly locked down platform, it sucks more juice vs any phone in this category. The iPhone is about as premium as premium gas.

13. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

https://flic.kr/p/Q3f72j Here is a screenshot from my Note 7. As you can see, its been running for a full day (24hrs) and still has 5+ to go before it dies. Which means, based on your 7PM claimed time, my Note 7 will have lasted 30 hours+ on a single charge. An I played a few games today, check email, did some web browsing and Facebook, which is what I do everyday. The iPhone won't even last 50% the time my Note 7 does...and yet I have far and away more features and more capabilities. The iPhone is about as premium as premium gas.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

from that pic: android system 30%, android OS 18, screen 14%,... it's looks like you didnt even use that phone, everything is background services :-/

10. tedkord

Posts: 17362; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

They often have to be dragged kicking and screaming, but in the end Apple usually does the right thing.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're still salty.

12. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Two years phone and Apple will fix it for free. Thanks Apple, you are big.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

They waited 2 years for a phone they no longer make anymore...yeah how convenient.

22. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

"You are big." Your English must be at elementary level.

17. Tipus

Posts: 875; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Finally LOL

20. dancheung77

Posts: 202; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I was in Hong Kong visiting my parents and replaced my mom's Iphone 6s battery at the Apple store, took less than an hour. Good job Apple.

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