pgiglobalforum.com- Apple’s efforts to save batteries by slowing down the old iPhone performance are controversial. The Cupertino-based company also got the spotlight from the United States government (US).
According to The Wall Street Journal report on Thursday (11/1/2018), United States Senator John Thune sent a letter directly aimed at Apple CEO Tim Cook. The contents of the letter questioned the controversy that occurred.
Thune questioned the company’s policy to slow the iPhone. Not only that, Thune also asked how Apple’s actions against consumer complaints and whether they will consider giving discounts to consumers who may have paid fully for battery replacement.
Previously Apple assessed to deceive consumers by deliberately slowing the old iPhone device without warning in advance. Many suspect Apple is adhering to the legacy iPhone performance to encourage consumers to buy a new iPhone.
Apple also argued, saying that the effort to slow the performance of old iPhone is nothing but to offset the performance of batteries that may weaken over time.
As a form of apology, Apple launched a battery replacement program, where the price is lowered from the previous USD 79 to USD 29. Then, the iOS update in 2018 will simultaneously show the user’s iPhone battery status