The Shanghai Consumer Council says it's responding to consumers complaining that their devices became slow after upgrading to iOS 10.2.1. The group received 2,615 complaints about Apple products in 2017 compared with 964 in 2015.
In a letter to Apple on Monday, the council requested an explanation for the slow-down and information about what Apple planned to do to rectify the problem, Xinhua reported.
Apple recently launched a $29 battery replacement program after admitting that it been secretly slowing down devices as their batteries aged. As expected, the program has put a strain on supply with battery replacements for the iPhone 6 Plus not available until March/April. The company is facing investigation from consumer groups and politicians in various countries and will have to defend against at least 45 class action lawsuits which have been filed over the past month.
If you need a replacement iPhone 6 Plus battery immediately, you can purchase one for $13.49; however, you'll need to perform the replacement yourself. We've also posted links to replacement batteries for each iPhone below for those who want the performance boost of a new battery but can't have Apple perform the replacement (ie jailbreakers or those not near an Apple Store).
iPhone Battery Replacements:
● iPhone 4G Battery Replacement - $9.49
● iPhone 4S Battery Replacement - $9.49
● iPhone 5 Battery Replacement - $11.99
● iPhone 5c Battery Replacement - $9.99
● iPhone 5s Battery Replacement - $11.99
● iPhone 6 Battery Replacement - $11.49
● iPhone 6 Plus Battery Replacement - $13.49
● iPhone 6s Battery Replacement - $12.49
● iPhone 6s Plus Battery Replacement - $13.49
● iPhone 7 Battery Replacement - $12.49
● iPhone 7 Plus Battery Replacement - $19.49
● iPhone SE Battery Replacement - $14.49
● iPhone 8 Replacement Battery - $29.99
● iPhone 8 Plus Replacement Battery - $29.99
● iPhone X Replacement Battery - $54.49
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