Several years ago, Apple was hit with several class action lawsuits over the “batterygate” scandal. For those who are unfamiliar, basically the company was accused of throttling their devices. Now it looks like if you’re living in the US, you will be entitled to claim $25 from the company as part of the settlement agreement Apple had reached with prosecutors.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus were launched back in 2015, meaning that they are now four years old. We imagine that most people would have upgraded their devices by now, but in case you’re rocking either handset, you might be interested to learn that Apple has launched a new repair program targeting either device.
Apple unveiled three new iPhones at its press event last week. It immediately became evident that it’s discontinuing the original iPhone X which came out last year. It was the company’s first smartphone that featured an OLED display and features like wireless charging. Apple has further trimmed its smartphone lineup by discontinuing the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and the iPhone SE.
Apple primarily manufactures its devices in China but it has been manufacturing the iPhone SE in India to avoid steep import duties. India is a price-sensitive market and this move allows the company to better compete with its rivals on price. According to a new report, the company has now started commercial production of another handset in the country.
According to Apple, the reason they throttled older iPhones with aging batteries is because they were worried that users would experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. However this resulted in phones becoming slower as they got older due to batteries degrading even further with each and every use.
Are you having some major issues with your iPhone 6 Plus? The good news is that according to MacRumors, it seems that Apple will be replacing some iPhone 6 Plus units with the iPhone 6s Plus, which means that for some users, you will essentially be getting a free upgrade of sorts, even if that upgrade is about 3 years old.
Following the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, we’re sure that many were curious to see how it performed, although unfortunately a speed test showed that the 2016 iPhone 7 managed to trounce the newly-launched Galaxy S8. So what about an even older iPhone like the 2015 iPhone 6s?
In the past we have gotten hints at what kind of features Apple’s iPhones could get based on leaked photos of components that are sometimes posted by companies that deal with spare parts. Sometimes these companies would even sell you said components, which means that in theory you could piece together your own iPhone which is what Scotty Allen at Strange Parts did (via 9to5Mac).
If you own either the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s and/or their Plus variants and have been experiencing unexpected shutdowns, then you might want to check and see which version of iOS 10 you are running. This is because if you haven’t updated to iOS 10.2.1 yet, it could explain these unexpected shutdowns which we imagine are pretty annoying.
There have been reports about battery issues with the iPhone 6s but only with a specific batch of units that were manufactured between a certain timeframe. Apple may be pushing ahead with its iPhone 6s UAE recall. Local media reports suggest that the company has written a letter to the UAE Ministry of Economy to inform them that it’s going to recall 88,700 iPhone 6s units manufactured in China between […]
The iPhone has seen considerable growth in China for the past few years. According to a new report from Counterpoint Research, it has actually been the top selling smartphone in the People’s Republic of China since 2012 but the latest data shows that Apple’s smartphone as now lost its top spot. The report mentions that the iPhone has been replaced as the country’s top selling smartphone by a local challenger.
You might have heard recently about iPhone 6s battery issues. Apple is already providing free battery replacements for iPhone 6s units manufactured between September and October 2015. However, the company recently admitted that some units “outside the affected batch” are experiencing issues as well. The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards of South Korea is looking into the matter and may launch an investigation to ascertain whether these issues present […]
As you might have heard, Apple has launched an iPhone 6s battery replacement program due to reports of the iPhone 6s shutting down at random. It was made out to be an issue that does not affect many users, but it turns out that the growing number of reported issues has prompted further action from Apple in the form of an upcoming iOS update.
As you might have heard, Apple has launched a repair program for the iPhone 6s in which users are reporting that their phones are shutting down randomly. The repair program basically swaps out the old battery for a new one, but for those who want to know why exactly their iPhone 6s handsets have been shutting down at random, Apple has an answer for you.