If you've noticed your cell phone's battery not working properly, listen up. Apple is now apologizing for secretly slowing down older iPhones. The company says it was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue.
Here's a look at what you can do about it.
Mason Howes says his job as a sales rep calls for a good cell phone.
"My phone just started acting funny," Howes said.
That's why he's getting a new battery for his iPhone 6. Because Apple has admitted to slowing down older iPhones, the company is offering replacement batteries for just $29.
"You're going to have to find another phone to use for a week or however long it's going to take for them to fix it and send it back to you," Phone-n-Fix Sales Tech CJ Johnson said.
Because of that inconvenience, Johnson has been busy changing out batteries.
"Tough keeping them in stock actually," Johnson said.
With the iPhone battery issue, the Phone-n-Fix across from The Empire Mall and the location inside of the mall are offering a discount--$50 for a battery replacement.
While it's not as cheap as Apple's offer, Johnson says it's still a better deal for many.
"We can get it done in an hour, less than an hour sometimes," Johnson said.
Because for many in today's working world, one day without a phone is one day too many.
"It's not an option for me," Howes said.
Apple's battery replacement program is for those of you with an iPhone 6 or later. It will run through at least the end of the year. This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
You can schedule a call with Apple customer service here or just call Apple directly at (800) MY-APPLE.
A line about no Apple stores in South Dakota was removed as there are Apple-certified retailers in the state.
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