Apple may offer rebates for customers who bought iPhone batteries at full price

Apple may offer rebates for customers who bought iPhone batteries at full price
After the whole debate regarding the throttling of older iPhones in order to prolong the battery life, Apple has decided to take another step towards making up for not making clear to its customers that their products may underperform after a while.

According to a letter Apple sent to US lawmakers, the company is seriously taking into consideration offering rebates for customers who purchased iPhone batteries at full price before they got discounted. Apple's decision is based on the “strong demand” for replacement iPhone batteries it saw after lowering the price from $79 to $29.

Apple admitted in the letter that it had known about the battery problems caused by a manufacturing defect since fall 2016, but decided to take action a few months later when it provided users of older iPhones a software update that would slow them down.

It remains to be seen if these are just words meant to take the pressure off the “iPhone throttling” matter, or Apple will actually offer these rebates to everyone who paid full price for new batteries, but we sincerely hope it's the latter.

source: Reuters

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11 Comments

1. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Give everyone their money back. Samsung did. Everyone got a 100% refund and extra money on top and got to keep their free gifts on top of it. You shouldn't even be charging for the replacement since you knew it was defective.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Not only that but they made boat loads of money off of gullible iFans who bought a newer model. The least they can do is repay them for falling for the scam and still not learning.

2. tangbunna

Posts: 446; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

sad iphone

3. Papa_Ji

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

What for those who have bought new iCrap.... because of slowdown.

4. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Have a case.

5. cncrim

Posts: 1558; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Then don’t buy anymore iPhone after that, if Apple behavior not change. Look on bright side, the older phone probably need upgrade soon or later if you already can afford to buy one.

7. SIGPRO

Posts: 2810; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

What is so special about iphones? It adds nothing, almost everything is a copy from another phone and they are always late with new features etc. Also the batteries should be free of charge because these idiots were aware of this issue and kept it silence. Only after it was proven by others that they deliberately slowed down the phones they admitted because they knew they were screwed! And that's why i will never ever buy products from this stupid fruit company anymore!

8. mootu

Posts: 1373; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

The more worrying thing is that they knew of the defect yet continued to use the same battery's all through the iPhone 7 & 8 series which of course are still available now.

10. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

And what's even more worrisome is that they charge a fee for replacing the faulty battteries that Apple put in there in the first place. It should have been free replacement!

11. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Now the real truth comes out. Instead for major recalls all the bad batches back in 2016, they rather cover it up by in secret release a throttling feature which they meant are for stop battery shutdown because peak crap. Ofc the sheeps believed it. A dirty way to keep the stock price up.

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