After news that a new iOS feature warned users if an iPhone battery can’t be verified as genuine, the company released a statement.
With a special chip on the battery, Apple is locking down new iPhone batteries to prevent third-party repairs. Instead, you’ll have to go to an Apple store or an authorized repair center.
iFixit reports that replacing a battery in the iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max generates a “service” message saying the phone is “unable to verify this iPhone has a genuine Apple battery.” The phone will also not display any battery health readings.
The change is due to the chip on the battery itself. In addition to being able to relay information about battery cycles and temperature to the phone, the chips on the newer iPhone models also have an authentication feature for pairing with a specific phone.
Apple announced a voluntary 15-inch MacBook Pro recall due to overheating batteries that pose a safety risk.
Antonio Villas-Boas says there is a right way and a wrong way to charge our smartphones.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you might be reducing your phone battery’s lifespan with certain charging behaviors.
Specifically, if you often charge your phone overnight or keep it plugged in for hours after it’s reached 100%, you’re accelerating the aging process of lithium-ion smartphone batteries.
I don’t think this is entirely correct though. Most smartphones have something called trickle charge, which helps extend the battery life by slowing the charge rate and pulsing the electric current on and off to reduce battery load once it reaches 80%. Apple explains here.
After it was revealed that older iPhone batteries were throttled, Apple created a battery replacement program for customers.
LONDON – Apple’s reduced rate battery replacement program will be coming to an end December 15th, 2018.
You can report an incident with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Apple is looking into a Florida report of an AirPod battery failure that turned the device into a a charred and mangled mess.
Apple’s promised new iPhone battery performance management features are in iOS 11.3 developer beta 2. Here’s what you can expect when your iPhone battery starts wearing out.
The DOJ and SEC have launched an investigation into Apple’s iPhone battery fix looking for evidence of disclosure violations.
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to look at the new feaetures in Apple’s iOS 11.3 update for the iPhone and iPad.
Apple’s first developer beta for iOS 11.3 is out with new Animoji, improved ARKit and HomeKit, Business Chat, and more. A public beta is coming soon.
iOS 11.3 for the iPhone and iPad is coming this spring and it’ll included the promised power management for worn out batteries feature, along with new Animoji characters, Health Records management, and more.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look back on the MacBook Air’s influence on other Apple products, plus they take Tim Cook to task for his recent iPhone battery throttling comments.
Apple CEO Tim Cook says users may not have paid attention to details about the iPhone update that fixed a battery-related crashing problem at the expense of performance.
Have an iPhone 6 or newer and want the battery replaced? Apple will do it for $29 without checking the battery’s health first.
Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet for the last show of the year to look at Apple’s response to the worn out iPhone battery controversy, plus they share some favorite iPhone accessories.
Apple is now facing no less than eight lawsuits over claims it artificially slowed down iPhones with aging batteries.
Bryan Chaffin and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to look at iPhone battery life from an technical stand point, plus they share some of their top iPad apps for 2017.