Which phone you got? If its a 6 or later you can get a free battery replacement.After all the trouble I've been having recently, to top it all off my £5 Apple fake charging cable that I bought from Beijing Silk Market has just packed up...so I couldn't even charge my fcuking ballsed up iPhone !!!
The 6s recall is still ongoing, mine is getting its replace battery at the weekend, then I'll try iOS 11 and see how much of a brick the phone becomes.What Apple have done here is chucked in a bodgy “fix” for the battery issues they were having with the 6S due to the batteries being badly stored before they were installed. By under-clocking the processor they reduced the load on the power system and prevented the phone from crapping out because of the bad batteries.
To my mind this was a deeply, deeply cynical move to try and prevent them having to run a recall program - but it couldn’t completely fix/hide the issue so they had to do the recall anyway.
Is it a bad thing overall? Well if it means you can squeeze another year out of an older phone, albeit at the cost of some performance, then I’d say definitely not. But the phone should tell you, there should be a flag that the battery is on it’s last legs and the phone is running in reduced performance mode.
Dont bother getting 11. The slowing down of the battery thing is complete b****cks. The problem is that apps crash and freeze constantly with it, which i cant see being because the OS is slower to protect the battery. Other phone companies dont have this problem, so how people can say that its not a scam and defend it as a good idea is beyond me. Its all very four legs good, two legs bad.The 6s recall is still ongoing, mine is getting its replace battery at the weekend, then I'll try iOS 11 and see how much of a brick the phone becomes.
All Apple need to do is do an update to cancel off their throttling "for the battery" and give users the choice. Would you rather have full performance, or better battery life. Just like when you change the power preferences on a laptop. Although I suppose letting users meddle with settings is way off of the Apple modus operandi
Indeed. I went through the 'faulty' route, plus the fit for purpose one, and she said 'ive not seen it happen before (despite many reviews on their own site saying that they peel apart) so you must have broken it'. Like, i sat there and peeled the silicone off of my own phone case? or i dropped it onto a cheese grater...In fairness, unless you want to go through a "fit for purpose" argument, if the warranty has expired, that's your lot.
Make a scene about it on social media though, and you'll probably get traction
It's a pretty hard argument to fight, in many cases. (no pun intended)Indeed. I went through the 'faulty' route, plus the fit for purpose one, and she said 'ive not seen it happen before (despite many reviews on their own site saying that they peel apart) so you must have broken it'. Like, i sat there and peeled the silicone off of my own phone case? or i dropped it onto a cheese grater...
I went to get mine done, but they'd "run out" of batteries for 6sAnyone actually replaced battery and seen if there is an improvement?
So they admit a battery issue and then tell you its a mains problem to get out of doing it..I know of three different people who have a 6 with all the symptoms of the failing battery yet when they’ve all been to Apple for replacement they say it’s the main board that’s at fault and there’s nothing they can do.
Pretty annoying to be honest as it seems to be more common than they make out.