Why Apple's battery replacement program might impact iPhone sales

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Apple is planning to introduce a feature that will slow down the processors of older iPhones when their batteries degrade too much. In India, the prices start at Rs 2000 for replacing battery.

The revelation opened Apple up to consumer complaints of planned and accelerated obsolescence.

Hogan also doubled down on Apple's stance that it would never slow down iPhones to pressure users to upgrade to a newer model, which is known as planned obsolescence. In a revised note investor note, obtained by Business Insider, Barclays analyst Mark Moskowitz explained that Apple's iPhone battery replacement program might help cannibalize iPhone sales.

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That would be a bearish sign for Apple.

Apple was on the receiving end of some sharp criticism from concerned customers after they admitted that they had been slowing older iPhones. "If sustained, then we think the prospect of that sought-after super cycle showing up is even less likely", analyst Mark Moskowitz and team wrote.

Apple also separately told the Senate committee the company's initial disclosures about device performance issues "came up short", Thune said in a statement February 6. The year-ago quarter was one week longer, which accounts for the decline.

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Registered developers can download and install the new iOS 11.3 beta 2 via Apple's Developer Center OTA from Settings Software Update or those who are already members and have the beta profile installed on their 64 bit iOS devices can install iOS 11.3 beta 2. They found that the average wait times for a battery replacement were 2 weeks on average, with a maximum wait of 4.5 weeks.

Apple has argued that execution throttling won't be obligatory on latest phones such as the iPhone X and iPhone 8, gratitude to hardware advancements that allow for "more advanced performance management".

More than a year after its battery slowdown update, Apple has been besieged by a flood of lawsuits seeking class-action status, and government watchdog agencies in France, Italy and South Korea began probes into whether Apple engaged in planned obsolescence.

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Barclays reiterated its rating of Apple stock as "neutral", and gives it a price target of $170. Vetr cut Apple from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $173.47 price target for the company.in a report on Friday, October 6th.

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