1. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    They’ll wait until they release their next phones before infecting the 8 and X.
    Nothing was infected! There were some iPhones that were remedied though.
    01-10-2018 02:39 PM
  2. tadpoles's Avatar
    Nothing was infected! There were some iPhones that were remedied though.
    I know, I was just being my silly self.

    "Infected" was a fun word to use to poke fun at...describe the code that Apple introduced that effectively retards...errr...I mean...protects older phones. All in the name of protecting us, their valued customers, from an inevitable shutdown due to an aged battery. I'm so glad Apple is looking out for us like that. I mean, what would we do, how would we live without that...feature?
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    01-10-2018 03:26 PM
  3. Premium1's Avatar
    Ah ok, if you are only referring to the discounted $29 replacement, yes, every iPhone newer than the 6 is eligible.
    Fortunately the throttle issue doesn’t affect the 8 and X so far...
    Yes, I was just focusing on the replacement cost. I am sure the throttle will happen to other phones as well once they age since this will happen to every battery as it ages.
    01-10-2018 05:05 PM
  4. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    Yes, I was just focusing on the replacement cost. I am sure the throttle will happen to other phones as well once they age since this will happen to every battery as it ages.
    It will happen if Apple will introduce support for this feature in the future...
    I really hope all this mess will change Apple policy about slowdowns
    01-11-2018 05:25 AM
  5. tadpoles's Avatar
    It will happen if Apple will introduce support for this feature in the future...
    I really hope all this mess will change Apple policy about slowdowns
    I think the utility of it (I just can't call it a feature any longer) is useful. I actually remember when my old 4s would simply shut down around 20% and I would wonder why. Had Apple's Savior Code been there it may not have and just gotten even slower.

    Apple simply needs to have a warning and a toggle that turns this feature on should you want it. There's just not consumer-oriented reason, IMO, for them not to.

    Let's be honest. Apple was quiet about because they wanted you to just buy a new phone. Hopefully, the negative publicity will keep them a bit more... transparent...going forward.
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    01-11-2018 07:04 AM
  6. Raptor007's Avatar
    I will likely get this years newer model, if they offer a plus version I would get that. Otherwise I will check my battery health with coconut battery and see if it needs to be done or not.
    01-11-2018 08:09 PM
  7. tadpoles's Avatar
    If I were going to replace the battery it wouldn’t make any difference if it was $30 or $80. That said, in the rare case that I still have these in December, I’ll decide if they need to be replaced. Battery replacement being necessary is unlikely since they only get used every other week and even that is offset by using my Mate 9. This week it’s the space grey.
    01-14-2018 06:43 PM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    My wife has a 6S Plus with 426 batter cycles and it still holds 87.9% of the original charge. I don't think that is too bad, but I will likely get it swapped out just to give it a fresh boost.
    01-30-2018 08:33 PM
  9. EagleFox007's Avatar
    The $29 dollar is only available for 6 and 7 model including the plus.
    01-31-2018 01:10 PM
  10. Raptor007's Avatar
    6 & 7 series including the Plus would include 6S, 6S Plus since its between a 6 & 7.
    02-04-2018 08:15 AM
  11. robertk328's Avatar
    I'm in the upgrade program and the phone is too expensive to pass down to someone that will likely break it (daughter) so I'll probably send it back and get whatever is next. But my wife might get it because she's careful... so we'll see.
    02-04-2018 08:23 AM
  12. tadpoles's Avatar
    If this Fall’s upgrades aren’t significant to me I might consider keeping my two Xes longer and may replace the battery in them this time next year. Who knows.
    02-07-2018 01:34 PM
  13. mogelijk's Avatar
    I ran into this article earlier today and started a thread about it.

    Apparently the iPhone 8 (and I presume the Plus), as well as the X have new power management that does a better job of preventing the phone from shutting down. Because of this, apparently our Xs will not throttle in the same way the older phones do; instead the phone, once the battery is weak, will only throttle when there isn't enough power to complete a task at full power.
    02-07-2018 04:03 PM
  14. blaine07's Avatar
    Probably won’t get a new battery until I notice drastic decrease in life. Use a charger so often as is...
    02-07-2018 11:45 PM
  15. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Nope, because I’ll likely be replacing my iPhone X at years end.
    02-08-2018 05:30 AM
  16. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Nope. Battery is something I never worry about
    02-09-2018 11:35 AM
  17. ladyc0524's Avatar
    No, I’ll be replacing my iPhone X at the end of the year
    02-09-2018 01:07 PM
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