Newsletter: Apple Reduces Prices On Battery Replacement & Samsung Admitted Galaxy Note 8 Battery Problems

Newsletter: Apple Reduces Prices On Battery Replacement & Samsung Admitted Galaxy Note 8 Battery Problems

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination” ~ Daniel Bell

APPLE REDUCES PRICES ON BATTERY REPLACEMENT

THE STORY

Apple announced to provide discounted replacement of iPhone Batteries very soon.

WHAT WOULD BE THE PRICE AFTER DISCOUNT?

On Saturday, Apple’s decision to provide discounts on iPhone batteries replacement has been proved to give a soothing effect on the burns after Apple admitted that it intentionally slows down the battery on older handsets.

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According to this announcement, now when you will go for battery replacement, you need to pay $29 and your iPhone 6 or later model will return to its original performance. The original price of the battery is $79.00

WHY WOULD APPLE EVEN CARE?

Sales of a product depend on the market and people’s faith in the company. With the latest announcement of deliberating slowing down the older phones has definitely disappointed users. With this, the sales may get affected and that’s why Apple is working on to make it right.

Apple said in a statement to Axios, “We expected to need more time to be ready, but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away. Initial supplies of some replacement batteries may be limited.”

The company also apologized to troubled iPhone users after admitting that the software update last year made older phones run slow to nullify issues with an aging lithium-ion battery. As batteries age, it doesn’t hold charge for a longer time. The issues can increase when the charge is low or the temperature is cold.

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Well, the explanation didn’t please most of the users as consumers accused Apple of encouraging people to upgrade their phones.Many of them filed lawsuits.

SAMSUNG GALAXY NOTE 8 HAS BATTERY PROBLEMS TOO

THE STORY

Samsung acknowledges battery issue with Galaxy Note 8.

WHAT IS THE ISSUE?

Galaxy Note 8 users have been experiencing battery issues lately. Some of them have also noticed that the device won’t turn on after the battery had been completely drained. Samsung has acknowledged the issue and also told that only a limited number of units were influenced.

The issue was first surfaced in late December.  The phone is available in the stores for almost a quarter. During the festival season, Samsung must have sold a million of units in three months. Given the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, the issue can be taken fiercely.

It is still not clear what is the reason for the issue and how can it be prevented. Well, you don’t have to worry about fire. Samsung has definitely learnt from the past mistakes and has taken a keen interest to keep up the quality assurance and battery design.

WHAT SAMSUNG SAYS?

According to a report, Samsung said, “Samsung is taking all reports of this kind seriously, we only received  a very small number of customer inquiries that could be linked to charging management, and unfortunately we can only comment on the matter further.”

Well, Samsung is working on fixing issues. But if you own Galaxy Note 8, it is recommended to keep your data backed up regularly. As you will not know whether your phone has the issue or not until your phone’s battery is drained. It is better to charge your phone before it gets completely drained, until there is a fix.

Srishti Sisodia is a technical content journalist at Systweak Software. Apart from being a capable engineer, her affinity for inscription draws her towards writing interesting content about contemporary technologies and progressions. She is an avid reader and a fare connoisseur. She relishes different cuisines and when it comes to baking, she takes the cake!

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