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Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

IPhone Battery Replacement Program Could Hurt Apple's Sales: Barclays

IPhone Battery Replacement Program Could Hurt Apple's Sales: Barclays

According to company analyst Mark Moskowitz, a whopping 77% or 519 million iPhone users are eligible to replace their battery via the program. Those models now make up 77 percent of the iPhone market, meaning even a small percentage of owners opting for a new battery instead of a new iPhone will result in a significant fall in iPhone sales. The new battery replacement programme is eligible for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

But it might be bad for Apple's bottom line, analysts at Barclays wrote in a note on Wednesday.

The whole throttling of old iPhones saga started when Apple was forced to admit it slowed processing speed on some devices with degraded batteries.

Apple's decision to slash the cost of batteries for older iPhones following the revelation that it was intentionally slowing older devices could see sales fall by the millions in 2018.

If you thought your iPhone was getting slower, you're not losing it.

Apple offered to replace flagging batteries at a slashed rate to take the pressure off the crisis could backfire Barclays warned.

And amid media reports that its new (and expensive) iPhone X model is not selling all that well, and is indeed being reportedly outsold by the iPhone 8 range, this will be causing some worry for the CFO at the Cupertino-based company.

IPhone Battery Replacement Program Could Hurt Apple's Sales: Barclays
IPhone Battery Replacement Program Could Hurt Apple's Sales: Barclays

Apple may face another lawsuit, this time coming from Australia.

It's a brand new year for Apple fans which means a whole new batch of iPhones is on their way.

An Apple store or fix shop will pop the hood of your iPhone 6, 6s, SE or 7 and swap out the battery.

The 6.46-inch OLED iPhone should have the largest battery capacity of the devices, but it'll also have a substantially larger display with even higher pixel density than the display on the 5.85-inch model will, Kuo says.

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Why is Apple replacing iPhone batteries for only £25? "Maybe this will serve as a positive lesson to Apple about the value of openness and transparency - things it has long lacked". At first, testing proved that the performance was not being throttled, but it missed a key factor: battery age.

iCentre would like to point out that, as an Apple Authorised Resellers and Apple Authorised Service Provider, we are bound by Apple Inc Policies and other Terms and Conditions. iCentre understands that many customers feel Apple Inc has let them down but there might have been some misunderstandings regarding this issue.

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