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Apple apologises for slowing older iPhones down

San Francisco Dec 30: After facing widespread criticism for admitting that it deliberately slows down ageing iPhone models, Apple has formally apologised to the global iPhone community.

"We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologise," Apple said in a statement late on Thursday.
Apple has also reduced the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 -- from $79 to $29 -- for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced.
The offer starts in late January and will be available worldwide through December 2018.
The slowing down issue affects older models, including iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE and iPhone 7.
"There's been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we're making," the Cupertino-based iPhone maker said.
"First and foremost, we have never -- and would never -- do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades," the company added.
To help customers learn more about iPhone's rechargeable battery and the factors affecting its performance, Apple has posted a new support article titled "iPhone Battery and Performance" on its website.