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Apple sees strong demand for replacement iPhone batteries; to offer rebates

In the letter, Apple said it had known about battery problems caused by a manufacturing defect as early as fall 2016

Reuters  |  Washington 

Apple Inc has seen "strong demand" for replacement iPhone batteries and may offer rebates for consumers who paid full price for new batteries, the company said in a Feb. 2 letter to US lawmakers made public on Tuesday. Apple confirmed in December that software to deal with ageing batteries in iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models could slow down performance. The company apologised and lowered the price of battery replacements for affected models from $79 to $29. In the letter released Tuesday, amid nagging allegations that it slowed down phones with older batteries ...

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First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 16:12 IST
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