Has Apple done enough to compensate for its #BatteryGate mistakes?

Has Apple done enough to compensate for #BatteryGate? Or should it have done more? How do you think it should have handled this issue?...
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115 Comments

66. Darckent

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

NOTICE HOW IPHONEARENA ARE NOT BASHING APPLE OVER THIS DISGUSTING UNDERHAND TACTIC TO GET MORE SALES? but even now they will bring up the note 7 battery situation,and the articles were written in such a negative light,but with this it's oh apple tried to preserve batteries, LMFAOOO what on a year old phone iPhonearena? GTFOH .. everyone knows apple did it to dupe the consumer for more sales ...you nor apple are fooling noone If your going to paint Samsung in a negative light why not apple? And this is MORE serious as apple intentionally did this to dupe their own customers into buying new phones.. Samsung note 7 battery issue was not intentional. Disgusting bias site

10. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

Lol Imagine that you are buying phone like iPhone X for a looooot of money and after 1-2 years you will need to change maybe even 2 batteries (L-shape). In my opinion it's fu***ng joke.

13. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

I got popcorn for the next 12 months to watch about this Apple battery business...

14. Subie

Posts: 2324; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Apple needs to give iPhone users the option of having this "feature" on or off. Maybe via a toggle switch. I've read nothing from Apple yet that sugests any kind of software reversal. Just giving you battery health info doesn't help if you don't want your phone throttled. If they leave this software "feature" intact I think Apple could still come out ahead in the long run via selling new batteries. And that's probably what they really want...

45. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

This seems to be the best solution I've heard so far. Some people will prefer that their battery life is maintained for 2+ years & a hit to the performance won't make much of a difference to them. Others (like most people here I bet) would probably prefer that their performance stays top notch over the life of the phone at the cost of battery life later down the road. A simple solution would just be an option in the settings. Some people will always complain about something, but I think this would be the best way to go.

73. cncrim

Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

They don’t want to reverse because if they do then a lot of people won’t upgrade, this is a clear evidence short your device life. I keep told people this is their butter and bread they will rey to hold it until court order say so.

117. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

The aim was not to sell batteries. If it was, they would have made it public that iphones will slow down due to batteries getting old. The aim was for people to discard their iphones and buy new newer models.

15. torr310

Posts: 1633; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Apple should at least give back the money the users replaced batteries at Apple stores.

16. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What about those who went on to replace their phones?

25. torr310

Posts: 1633; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I.dont know. That's why I said "at least".

93. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1526; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Buy them a Samsung if they were dumb enough to buy another iPhone.

17. japkoslav

Posts: 1465; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Apple can't realy do enough imho. Lowering price of replacement batteries is nice, yet time limited, but it does not fix the problem, it only delays it again. When I am seeing this, I am realy glad I didn't buy iPhone 8 Plus in the end :-(

46. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree It's like putting on a bandaid that you will have to change every 15 months or live with a slower phone or get a new phone. Even if you get a new phone it doesn't fix the problem because if apple doesn't do something different in 15 months you still need a new battery or new phone. It's a no win for iPhone fans but, big win for apple.

18. irossdrummer

Posts: 366; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

They'll just use more excuses like always

19. Hollowmost

Posts: 414; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

iPologize

20. Peacetoall unregistered

That was pretty good one.

90. NewroticSlob

Posts: 181; Member since: May 09, 2013

iScrewdU

21. c.m.s

Posts: 222; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Why even make a poll for it on this site, the result is already given? :) People here would not say Apple did enough even if they gave everyone with an older iPhone a new iPhone X for free.

23. maherk

Posts: 6749; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Except that they didn't. They want to charge people to replace a battery that they knew it had an awful lifespan before they released the phone.

33. whatev

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Why are android fans voting on this? Omg, these kids are such a waste of humanity

47. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Because it's a question for all opinions, not just Apple fans. Where does the article headline say Apple fans only. And don't act like apple fans never vote in Samsung or any other Android articles.

50. whatev

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Did Samsung do enough when the note 7 debacle occurred? Did they compensate that people who lost properties because of that and the public humiliation when some users were not allowed to bring their phones on planes or the subway? Would you have voted if this poll were about something positive or good for apple? I don’t need your answers because they are so predictable

85. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Samsung did do enough, they admitted fault very fast, put billions into rectifying it and more into providing compensation for users, most of which never had any problems including myself. Samsung did not plan the problem or try to get even more cash from customers. Apple purposely provide smaller batteries that cannot cope with the phones demands over time. They then monitor phones for the inevitable problems and slow them down to push customers to buy a new phone. They have offered no compensation, nor promised to put bigger batteries in their phones that can cope with the demands of their hardware. How anyone could buy an iPhone after this debacle I do not know. If there was a poll on how Samsung dealt with their problems I would bet the result would be positive. If the question was which company dealt with their problems the best, Samsung would be a runaway winner.

96. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

That is one way to interpret things; another is that Apple, in its desire for its users to have the best experience, is throttling the huge power of the chip on those phones that have the batteries overused. Of course, both can be wrong.

86. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I have no idea if people were compensated because we never heard the out come of the lawsuits. More then likely they are still going on. I have voted on a couple positive poles for apple, just like I have voted a few time negative on Samsung. So you have no idea what I do and don't do.

36. Jrod99

Posts: 708; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

It would be better to remove the throttle in next update.

39. Whitedot

Posts: 740; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

That cunt should revert the code.

48. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

But ppl still buy iPhones. Pathetic. Jim Carrey said a nice and true thing about Apple.....

51. midan

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

https://youtu.be/TfHD4xI90gc Real life speed test with 2 years old and brand new iPhone 6 So much talk about lowering performance, but in real life it's very hard to notice.

59. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

first off, just because its 2 years old, you don't know how many times its been charged. Someone who doesn't use their phone everyday, or owns 2 phones, will one more than the other, never equally. So thus one won't get charged as much. Just because its 2 years old doesn't mean the battery has been charged enough times to degrade it.

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