batteries

Batteries App Update Brings iOS 16 Battery Percentage Icon to Mac

Developer Rony Fadel has just rolled out an update for his popular Batteries app for macOS, that makes iOS 16’s new battery percentage appear inside the battery icon on the Mac (via MacRumors). For those who aren’t familiar, Batteries for Mac is an app that lets you view battery percentages for an iPhone, iPad, Apple...

Apple Comments on Aftermarket Battery ‘Lock’ Issue, Says It Protects Customers

Last week, iFixit reported Apple had implemented a new software ‘lock’ which was seen at discouraging third party battery replacements. When an unauthorized repair shop installs a third-party battery or genuine Apple battery, within iPhone Settings under Battery Health, the status shows as ‘Service’, essentially noting iOS was unable to verify your Apple battery as...

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus Battery Replacements Backordered to Spring

If you’re looking to get your iPhone battery replaced under Apple’s $35 CAD out-of-warrany replacement program, those with an iPhone 6 Plus will have to wait longer, as demand has outstripped supply. According to an internal document Apple sent to Apple Stores and authorized service providers, delays for iPhone 6 Plus batteries now mean they...

Brazilian State Agency Says Apple Must Inform iPhone Users on Batteries

According to Reuters, Procon-SP, a state agency in Sao Paulo, Brazil, says it has notified Apple it has ten days to notify Brazilian iPhone owners how they can buy battery replacements at new lower prices. The state agency says it notified Apple employees, who refused to sign the acknowledgement papers, but Procon says it has...

Apple’s $35 iPhone Battery Replacement in Canada Now Live [u]

Update Jan. 2/2018: Apple is now replacing batteries for iPhone 6 or newer regardless of diagnostic tests and yep, we can confirm the practice is true. Earlier this week, Apple announced a discounted out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement program, to start in January 2018. However, just days before the New Year, Apple has made the battery...

iPhone Battery Replacements in Canada Now $35 for Out-Of-Warranty: Apple [u]

Update Jan. 2/2018: Apple now replacing batteries regardless of diagnostic tests. Yesterday Apple apologized to its customers for failing to communicate better when it comes to how they were managing lithium ion batteries in older iPhones with iOS updates. While Apple told its U.S. customers out-of-warranty battery replacements would now cost $29 USD (down from...

Apple Apologizes for Slowing Down Some iPhones, Offers $35 Battery Swaps [u]

Update Jan. 2/2018: Apple is replacing iPhone 6 or later batteries--regardless of diagnostic results. Apple has published a letter on its website, detailing iPhone batteries and performance, in response to the current uproar over its slow down of CPU speeds for some older iPhone models, which currently resulted in numerous class action lawsuits. Here’s what...

Apple Redesigns its ‘Batteries’ Web Page with Cleaner Look

Apple has slightly redesigned its web page on Batteries, as the section gains a simpler look compared to before. All three sections, such as Why Lithium Ion, Maximizing Performance and Service and Recycling, have a new cleaner and greener looking design. Below is what the old Lithium Ion page design looks like: …and here’s the...