alterbridg3, 15 Aug 2019Every one knows why apple does this, it has nothing to do with safety. Fool! It has everything to do with safety!
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galaxyS15, 15 Aug 2019They would change their policy if customers react accordingly. The problem is apple customers ... moreMore people ARE thinking. That is one of the reasons why Apple is down to a 10.x % market share.
All a bunch of lies. It's not about safety but it's really about profit margins.
Everyone knows Apple is pretty much the biggest opponents to "Right to Repair" legislation. If Apple had their way, all their devices would be unrepairable or locked down that even the tiniest attempt to open them by third persons would brick their devices.
Why do you think Apple put the said "T2 Chip" on their newest Macs? It's not for security, which is their BS excuse. They're doing it to lock down devices and force users to come back to them for repairs, when in reality there are plenty of third party repairs that can do a better job fixing their devices for less.
Apple is losing in the hardware segment and trying to go to services including repairs in an attempt to salvage their profits by locking down their devices and forcing users to come back to them for repairs.
People should watch this Youtube video (watch?v=_XneTBhRPYk) and be enlightened, title is "Apple under fire for allegations of controversial business practices".
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2019The throttlegate, which still flies over the heads of people with simpleton iPhone usage aka n... moreThat price it's gone, it was only temporary and an emergency measure to contain the anger of their customers.
The actual replacement prices out of warranty are:
iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR -------------> $69 ($76,91 in Europe)
iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus,
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and all other eligible models -----------------> $49 ($54,62 in Europe)
"These prices apply only to battery repairs made by Apple. Pricing offered by Apple Authorized Service Providers may vary. We'll add a $6.95 shipping fee if your repair requires shipping and isn't covered under warranty or AppleCare+. All fees are in USD and exclude local tax."
Other service prices:
When you change to euros, things going even more expensive, this from Spain:
Or its equivalent in pounds from UK:
So in Europe you pay 69 euros that are $76,91 that are not the equal to the $69 in USA, you pay more for the battery replacement and for all.
As a last example:
iPhone XS Max Screen repair (out of warranty) $ 329 ( $ 402,50!!!!! in Europe) $73,5 more expensive in Europe.
iPhone XS Max Other repairs (out of warranty) $ 599 ( $ 714,60!!!!!!!!!!! in Europe) $115,6 more expensive in Europe.
Apple official prices out of warranty.
I am an android user from the start and I haven't used any apple product till now, but I want to say that Apple is doing right thing by blocking the use of unauthorised parts. I know that all non branded replacement parts and batteries are just duplicate items and their lifetime is very short, if you have ever used non Samsung replacement battery on your phone then you can tell how fast it died on you and after that you had to use your depleted but original battery.
I had a Samsung galaxy s2 and I purchased 2 replacement batteries for it within a year and both batteries died in a month, those batteries couldn't even keep the required voltage to start phone, just forget about the battery capacity.
Few months ago I purchased Moto G2 battery from this seller goes by the name "Insight Solutions" on Amazon.in, but after couple of months it is almost dead, it has minimal capability and now I have to reinstall it's old original battery.
Li-ion batteries are not cheap to build so how can these non branded companies selling them so cheap. Every smartphone maker should use this feature to block the use of duplicate parts and batteries on their phones, but at the same time provide us genuine parts in time.
They would change their policy if customers react accordingly. The problem is apple customers are zombified. They can't help or think. Poor people.
aknsreddy, 15 Aug 2019How come apple like dictatorship manufacturers are in market? After spending so much money jus... morethanks and great applauses for apple computers, nowdays, phones and gadgets has no user removable battery ... phones, laptop, wireless headphone earphone budbphone, smartwatch, bluetooth speaker ... all manufacturer are producing such nonsense and the customers dont have choice but to buy those things thar are actually not owned, bought and not owned, that is epic
Phone Addicted, 15 Aug 2019Perfect! At least, apple is doing this to protect their customers.I sense that they are protecting something else.
Sonu4678, 15 Aug 2019Hello talking from Earth, em......why not? Both can be disastrous if repairs are not done rig... moretotally agree ... hopefully not in our grand children era ... they will starting with battery tech, long haul electric vehicle with no user removable battery and complete remote management ... have you seen fast and furious, the scene of zombie cars? and notice that nowadays fancy car has its integrated system to control all electronics from centralized in car entertainment system??? just wait for non user removable battery ... to easily control all vehicles remotely and treated as internet of things, iot, and kill all independent garage business
How come apple like dictatorship manufacturers are in market? After spending so much money just for the brand, apple still owns your device.
wasox, 15 Aug 2019You pay, but in fact you DO NOT own the device, NOT THE INFO IN IT, talking about REALLY IMP... moreJohn Deere tractors and certain car models from certain makers needing special parts would like to say hi.
If only they were self-aware.
Ray, 15 Aug 2019Yes, its clear why they do it, is called money $$$. Pay our premium prices or there you have y... moreThe throttlegate, which still flies over the heads of people with simpleton iPhone usage aka not using the premium phone to the full extent that you paid for it, showed how scammy they are.
The $79 battery replacement was sunk down to $29.
Apple fans cheered the moved, clueless that the $29 discounted price may be the actual price of the battery.
Phone Addicted, 15 Aug 2019Perfect! At least, apple is doing this to protect their customers.Keep bleating, my friend.
At least, apple is doing this to protect their customers.
If it's safety related, they should just disable it outright if there's a battery change.
Louis' point is still valid that Apple is targeting 3rd party repair. It should at least know that a battery is from a newly bought genuine Iphone, but it still says service when you do that.
Apple isnt trying to break the trust in 3rd party repair, but to milk the users with their jacked up repairs and badly identified problems which weren't even a problem.
Making YOUR device like a subscription even though you own the device.
Safety concerns.......hell yeah, that's how scare tactics work.
Now shell out extra money if you want to live. So thoughtful, Apple!!!
Anonymous, 15 Aug 2019Hello! calling Earth to Mars, vehicle and gadgets... not logical though...Hello talking from Earth, em......why not?
Both can be disastrous if repairs are not done right, in fact, Car would be much more dangerous.
You pay, but in fact you DO NOT own the device, NOT THE INFO IN IT, talking about REALLY IMPORTANT things as CARS, which are far more prone to cause really BIG troubles at bigger scales, the car maker does not do something as forbiding the user from repairing the car, ultimately, they just invalidate the warranty