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iOS 14.2 Battery Drain Affecting Older iPhones

According to a recently published thread on Apple's Developer Forums, users with older iPhones are experiencing a plethora of different battery-related issues such as horrendous battery drain, following the iOS 14.2 update. While Apple has already copped to throttling and slowing down older iPhone models as time goes by, this iOS 14.2-induced problem is affecting a...

Apple Canada Offers $64 iPhone Out-of-Warranty Battery Replacement Credit

Apple Canada announced this morning it is offering a credit for customers who paid for an out-of-warranty battery replacement on their iPhone 6 or later, from January 1, 2017 to December 28, 2017. For Canadians, the credit will be $64 CAD (it’s $50 in the USA), and will apply to “eligible battery replacements were completed...

Apple Extends Repair Coverage for First-Gen Apple Watch with Battery Issues

On Friday, Apple alerted authorized repair facilities to an Apple Watch service coverage extension for first-generation devices suffering from battery swelling. The battery swelling issues are rare but it continues to impact a small segment of owners. According to an email sent out to Apple Authorized Service Providers (via 9to5Mac), users are provided two years...

Researchers Design Battery With Built-In Fire Extinguisher

A Stanford University research team paper recently published by the journal Science Advances, has revealed a unique type of lithium-ion battery that contains a fire-extinguishing material, which is released if the battery gets too hot, BBC News is reporting. Lithium-ion batteries power many devices but are a known fire hazard. These newly designed batteries contain flame retardant triphenyl phosphate...

Apple Explains iPhone 6s Battery Shutdown Problem to Chinese Customers

Apple’s iPhone 6s battery shutdown problem occurs at around 30% charge, when the device suddenly shuts down. The company has already launched a battery replacement program, but now it has further clarified the issue on its Chinese language website, to ease concerns of customers and consumer protection groups. According to Apple’s statement on this support...