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Apple responds to USA investigations over iPhone battery slowdown

Apple responds to USA investigations over iPhone battery slowdown

"We've been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process", Apple said in an open letter to customers.

Apple told Bloomberg that it has indeed "received questions from some government agencies", and that it is "responding to them". UBS Analysts commented, "Apple earnings should handily beat December quarter expectations, but March guidance could moderately disappoint".

Apple has since apologized for not being more forthcoming and is replacing batteries on older iPhones for $29, a $50 discount. In addition, users will be able to see if the power management feature is being used to prevent unexpected shutdowns, and turn if off if they so choose. Apple can not seem to get out of the ditch it has fallen in once it announced the slowing down of phones and nobody knows when the negative attention surrounding the tech giants will end.

The investigators are apparently concerned that Apple may have mislead investors about the performance older iPhones.

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Apple is responding to the government's requests for information on the software update, according to a company spokesperson quoted by Bloomberg News.

Lawsuits against Apple claim the company tried to trick consumers into thinking their phones were close to the end of their life cycle so they'd be forced to buy new ones or pay up to $80 for a replacement battery. "This means Apple has been successful to take share away from Samsung in the premium segment", he added.

"Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love", said Apple. Apple wants to make their devices more responsive and stable and to reduce customer support related issues. And now more recently, Apple launched a total of three handsets: iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X (ten). Apple was supposed to respond by January 23, but was granted an extension and is now expected to answer by the end of this week, said Frederick Hill, a spokesman for Sen. Apple told Bloomberg on Tuesday it had been contacted by U.S. government agencies, while it is also under similar investigations in France and Italy.

Tim Cook, CEO at Apple apologised to the company's customers who thought Apple slowed down the phones for money.

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