When news broke eight days ago that Apple had intentionally slowed down older iPhones, all hell broke loose.
Apple introduced an iOS upgrade earlier in the year that intentionally slowed down the battery of older phones, and now all you have to do to replace the battery is pay the "low" price of $29.00!
Cough. Haven’t we suffered enough, with our phones, being slowed down for YEARS. Give your customers the damn battery replacement for FREE.— Corinne May (@corinne_717) December 29, 2017
I had to upgrade my phone due to the slow down. Are consumers going to be compensated for purchasing new phones because of this?! My old phone was in perfect working order, just a slow operating system..— Eddie Dobrowolski, ATC (@EDobrowoATC) December 29, 2017
So I need to pay them for turning my perfectly working phone into an excruciatingly annoying one? Just peachy.— jefe (@jsfsnomonkee) December 29, 2017
This isn't an apology. It is an extra $30 for Apple.— Cindy Ritzman (@iplayallgames) December 29, 2017
On a completely unrelated topic, Apple CEO Tim Cook received a 46% increase in salary in 2017. Combine his $12.8 million salary with $89.2 million in Apple shares and he received $102 million in 2017.
A class action lawsuit is going to cost them a heckuva lot more than doing the right thing and replacing affected batteries at no cost— Kris (@MamaBearKrissie) December 29, 2017
Shouldn’t they be giving this away for free since they’ve made billions on new phones? Done with iPhones!— dp (@DonnaPerrotta) December 29, 2017
This is such BS. They slowed down the phones so consumers would upgrade their phones. In this country it’s always about greed.— Pearl (@pservantez22) December 29, 2017