Apple did not rule out a refund to customers who spent replacing old iPhone batteries. This is stated in the company's response to the relevant request of the US Senate, reports The Wall Street Journal.
According to the newspaper, the initiative comes from Apple. For a refund can count those who have contacted the service centers before the company reduced the cost of non-warranty battery replacement by $ 50.
At the end of 2017, Apple admitted that it deliberately underestimates the performance of its smartphones with the old battery.
According to the developers, for the iPhone 6, 6s and SE, as well as for the iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, the feature “that smoothes sudden performance peaks when it is necessary to prevent spontaneous shutdowns of the devices” is enabled. Due to the deliberate slowdown of the devices, several lawsuits were filed against the corporation.
January 18, Tim Cook said that Apple will release an update for iOS, which will disable the reduction in the speed of work in the old iPhone. A test version of the patch is planned to be released in February 2018.