Apple has today posted a letter on its website and a technical article in its Knowledge Base apologizing for not being more transparent about how it handles performance on iPhones with older batteries. Last week, Apple issued a statement that made it clear that changes it made a year ago were indeed slowing down the maximum performance of iPhones with older batteries.
It will now also offer a battery replacement for older devices affected for a reduced $29.
So let’s say that thanks to Hurricane Harvey your Apple iPhone or Apple iPad sustained serious water damage that basically destroyed one or both devices. Despite the IP67 certification rating on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, Apple has made it clear that water damage is not covered by its warranty. So under normal circumstances, the flooding in Texas would normally lead to water logged iPhone units that would not be replaced by Apple, even if they are supposed to withstand a submersion to 3.3-feet for as long as 30-minutes.
But that doesn’t mean that Apple isn’t going out of its way to make life easier for those affected by the Hurricane. While not considered official policy, Apple is said to be offering free repairs to its devices that took on water and were damaged as a result. Apple is also believed to be offering free repairs to its devices that were damaged due to an impact that took place as a result of the Hurricane.
In this video walk through we highlight the most pertinent announcements made by Apple earlier today. Included is an overview of the (Red) iPhone 7, the $329 entry-level 9.7-inch iPad, Nike Bands, new iPhone cases, and more.
Tired of unattractive iPhone docking & charging options – Now, thanks to Crystal Dock you can charging your iPhone in a attractive crystal dock while its charging.
All Crystal Dock products are made from perfect crystal glass. Handcrafted and handmade in Europe. Manually cut and polished. Fitted with specially designed dock connectors. Designed to perfectly fit your iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G (of course each Crystal Dock is also suitable for iPhone 2G and iPod Touch). Carefully inspected and manually packed.
Inside the Crystal Dock there is specially designed dock connector. Simply slide in the iPhone and connect the dock connector USB cable (not supplied in the box, but this is the cable that you have received with iPhone) and you are ready to go. With your iPhone sitting in the Crystal Dock you can recharge it and synchronize it with your computer.
Place your iPhone or iPod touch into Crystal Dock and let it sync all your important data for your next meeting. While you’re working, the Crystal Dock charges your device so it will be ready for the day.