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Image of an iPhone taken apart to show the battery. iPhone batteries are at the heart of a new issue

This means Apple could miss out on 16 million iPhone upgrades in 2018, the analyst said.

"Due to the large base, even a small percentage opting for battery replacement over upgrade could have meaningful impact on iPhone sales", Moskowitz writes.

The whole throttling of old iPhones saga started when Apple was forced to admit it slowed processing speed on some devices with degraded batteries.

For the new year, Apple is in damage control mode after they admitted at the end of 2017 to slowing down older model iPhone batteries on objective to "improve the performance of the phone".

If you thought your iPhone was getting slower, you're not losing it.

Ever since Apple launched its 10th anniversary iPhone in November, many consumers have been pitting it against Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 flagship handset.

Now, Apple is looking at the possibility of the iPhone battery replacement cutting into iPhone sales this year to the tune of $10 billion. It will also come in 32 GB and 128 GB variants with no clear indication whether Apple will keep it's 3.5 mm headphone jack.

The warning comes after Apple issued a rare public apology, and pledged to reduce the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 - from $79 to $29 - for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later.

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It was another encouraging sign for Barcelona , with the Frenchman continuing his recovery from a recent injury layoff. Ivan Rakitic headed the fifth goal late in the game to round off the five-star performance of Ernesto Varvelde's side.

"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".

I've also got a problem with Apple's "oh well, we'll just replace your battery for $29 and make the problem go away" response too.

The diagnostic tests would also be beneficial for costumers, since they would know whether any issues they may have encountered were related to the battery or to any other component.

The battery replacement should both improve performance and battery life. By making a battery replacement relatively expensive, more existing iPhone owners with failing batteries are likely to decide to upgrade to a newer model instead, which is even more profitable for Apple.

As we closed out 2017, Apple customers with older iPhones got confirmation that they weren't going insane.

Previous reports have claimed that Apple plans to release a 5.8 and 6.5-inch OLED models of the next iPhone, with a mid-size 6.1-inch TFT LCD display as well.

It was only when benchmark results began to suggest that Apple was throttling older devices - something that's been a widespread urban legend for some years now - that the company was forced to explain itself. It made the move, it said, "to address our customers concerns, to recognize their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apples intentions".

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