Almost 3y old samsung a3 2017 model still reporting 90% battery capacity. No idea if the same protection is in place yet, but i bet it's automatic, once the phone detects a worn battery. No need to intentionally cripple devices like apple did. It's either bad engineering or an outright lie
It's a shame the UK goverment can't grow some balls and demand the same from Apple over here.
"batterygate" is not really about degradation of battery capacity, rather performance throttling for older ios devices. soon as a new iphone is introduced, the ios update that comes after that includes performance throttling for older iphones including those of the previous year. this is turned on automatically upon update, although an option to turn this off is buried in the settings. apple defends this as something that's necessary to ensure optimal performance relative to the age of the battery, in that they are suggesting that battery capacity diminishes after a year. i think this is full of bull crap as i have a 6 year old galaxy note 4, a 3 year old galaxy note 8, a 3 year old razer phone 1, a 2 year old razer phone 2, a 2 year old pocophone f1, and a year old asus rog phone 2 and every single one has kept the same screen on time (some of the phones i already have given to immediate relatives but i still am able to check up on it). the oldest one- the galaxy note 4 is being used by my eldest son and despite him being hooked to mobile games (among us, roblox, call of duty, mobile legends, etc..) he still is able to pull through 6 hours of screen on time like when it was new; well, i did replace the battery for it a few months after purchasing it because it started bloating; but then again the original battery replacement did hold up these many years now. apple uses the same battery type as everyone else- li-poly or li-ion. the only thing that possibly does degrade the battery capacity in iphones is that iphone users use up their batteries' charge cycle faster because iphones do have smaller battery capacity in the first place. don't tell me that i have not used an apple device before because i currently am using a 12.9 inch 2018 ipad pro (i also was previously using an ipad pro 9.7 2016), prior to switching to android i was an iphone user from the original iphone to iphone 4, and last year i also used an iphone 11 pro max for a couple of months.
Huge made up problem or have consumer finally realised Apple been probably screwdriving them over
What are they going to do with just $25 or $75?? Is that the price for fixing those freaking battery issue?
Quericus, 04 Dec 2020I have an iPhone6 still going. It's connected to my WiFi and cell service. I only use t... moreYou should just go pay to get your battery replaced although that's exactly what they want.
I have an iPhone6 still going. It's connected to my WiFi and cell service. I only use the phone for texting, calling and using the camera. Despite this the battery drops from 57% to 17% quickly; it even shuts down the phone. Am I still eligible for a battery replacement deal or is that too late?
Android Authority, 03 Dec 2020Tons of other phones can last beyond 5 years, their batteries don't degrade as much as iP... moreI really wish we can go back to the times where the batteries were user replaceable. My dad's galaxy S5 lasted him a good 6 years before the power button fell of. Apart from that he just replaced the battery after it went bloated after 4 years. It is just as easy as opening the back cover and change the battery and you're done!
AnonD-804996, 03 Dec 2020It's hard to over all the noisy Apple haters gloating over every lawsuit. The idea behind... moreTons of other phones can last beyond 5 years, their batteries don't degrade as much as iPhones because those companies don't engage in tactics that Apple employs to get their users to buy a newer phone.
Primary reason for iPhone batteries degrading earlier is the use of smaller capacity batteries traditionally (11 pro Max was the first phone with a huge bump in battery capacity)
Smaller capacity gives rise to more charge cycles and thereby faster degradation.
OwnFix3, 03 Dec 2020Never in my life did I got paid for owning a device. You paid up front for a broken device.
HA good thing i quit the 6s, its slow and battery problems , but this is 2 years ago
but today, it got worse
and pretty sure they dont care
Yes the battery is so bad and the volume is not too good either! Hey I was told that I’m paying for Upgrade and they have told me that my phone is NOT worth anything but I’m paying $18 a month for my Upgrade and I have to put down half of the cost for the upgrade to get another iPhone! 😱😳🙄🤥😬🤫😢🤭🤔😲
DroidBoye, 03 Dec 2020Your smartphone slows down not because of increased complexity through updates but because App... moreThrottlegate was silently implemented not only for battery care but also to cover up for faulty batches of iphone 6 series batteries. Reddit found out so Apple said sorry. Well, only sorry lol.
nate0, 03 Dec 2020Apple did this deliberately knowing consumers would eventually find out. It bought them time.... moreSad part isn't about the malpractices by this company but the userbase which constantly turns a blind eye to such practices and keep defending them.
The truth is simple: Apple cannot admit wrongdoing, as they would then have to recall all the devices worldwide and would still be open to a litigation. Settlement is the cheapest option for them, it also means they will not have to reimburse the full damages.
I think the regulators should have stepped earlier in time, but clearly the consumer is not the one being protected here.