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Topic: iPhone 6

Editorial: The mysterious curse of iPhone 6, lifted with... the headphone jack

03/10/2018, 08:03 am

In 2014, Apple unveiled a pair of larger iPhone 6 models that kicked off a "supercycle" of upgrades and permanently blunted the high-end Galaxy sales of its top rival in premium smartphones, Samsung. However, it appears that iPhone 6 and 6S suffered statically high hardware failure rates in diagnostic testing, a problem that has since subsided in more recent models. What caused this mysterious problem, and how did Apple improve things?


Apple's wait times for iPhone battery replacements actually increasing, says analyst

02/27/2018, 01:02 pm

Even though Apple's iPhone battery replacement discounts are no longer in the news, and the company has theoretically had time to ramp up supply, wait times for replacements have actually worsened in the past few weeks, according to Barclays research.


Apple support page discusses iPhone performance management, throttling options in iOS 11.3

02/06/2018, 03:02 pm

Apple has published a new page about lithium ion batteries in an iPhone, discussing how they work in simple terms, why throttling is necessary, and how iPhone performance management works in iOS 11.3.


Apple launches iPhone battery replacement reservation program through support app in Canada

01/31/2018, 01:01 pm

Apple appears to be launching a trial of a iPhone replacement reservation program in Canada, with the app taking names for particular models, and promising to alert users when the battery is available locally.


Apple, Samsung under investigation by Italian government over planned obsolescence allegations

01/18/2018, 01:01 pm

Italy's antitrust organization has launched a probe investigating allegations that Apple and Samsung use software updates not as a tool to secure or expand upon smartphone capabilities, but to speed up the aging process and force users to buy new phones.


China adds to government pressure on Apple over iPhone slowdowns

01/15/2018, 08:01 pm

Apple is facing yet another government-backed inquiry into revelations of deliberate iPhone performance throttling, as the Shanghai Consumer Council reportedly sought answers on Monday.


U.S. House members question Apple once more over battery slowdowns

01/12/2018, 05:01 pm

Lawmakers have reportedly sent yet another letter to Apple leadership related to the company's announcement of battery-related slowdowns in older iPhones.


U.S. government questions Apple over iPhone slowdown debacle

01/09/2018, 10:01 pm

Following revelations that the French government opened an investigation into Apple's decision to throttle the performance of older iPhones with deteriorated batteries, a U.S. senator on Tuesday sent a letter to CEO Tim Cook requesting details about the hardware policy.


Law firm that extracted $450M settlement in Apple e-books case is going after company for throttling iPhones

01/05/2018, 10:01 pm

Hagens Berman, the consumer rights law firm that successfully obtained a $450 million settlement from Apple over e-book price fixing, once again has the tech giant in its sights, and on Friday filed a class-action lawsuit over the iPhone throttling debacle.


How iPhone batteries work, and how Apple manages performance over time

01/02/2018, 02:01 pm

Lithium-ion batteries such as those found in nearly every smartphone and tablet are not little, indestructable homogenous power reactors. AppleInsider delves briefly into the construction and chemistry of them, and discusses how an old battery works against not only device manufacturers, but the users themselves.


$29 battery exchanges for iPhone 6 and newer now available at most Apple retail locations

12/30/2017, 02:12 pm

Many Apple retail locations in the U.S. started the $29 battery replacement for the iPhone 6 or newer, well in advance of a previously announced January timeframe -- but appointments are filling up, and turnaround times are growing.


Apple tops device activations during holidays, iPhone X handily beating iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

12/27/2017, 09:12 pm

Apple once again leads the industry in smartphone and tablet activations during the week before Christmas, with very strong sales of the iPhone X leading the iPhones released in 2017, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 availability both overseas and as used devices adding to the lead.


Third iPhone battery lawsuit says Apple used slowdowns to avoid fixing defects

12/22/2017, 06:12 pm

Taking a different tack, another class action lawsuit -- following Apple's admission that it slows down iPhones with weakened batteries -- charges that the company made the change to avoid the full cost of fixing defects.


Second class action suit surrounding Apple's throttling of iPhones with depleted batteries launches

12/21/2017, 09:12 pm

Just hours after the first class action suit was launched against Apple alleging harm by the company's actions to keep iPhones functional in the case of a chemically depleted battery, a quintet of filers in have also launched their own in Chicago.


Apple responds to reports of worn batteries forcing iPhone CPU slowdowns

12/20/2017, 02:12 pm

Apple has confirmed that it temporarily slows down processes on older iPhones with poorly functioning batteries, with a recent update able to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks" when needed to prevent device shutdown.


Apple may fix aging battery issues, prevent random shutdowns by slowing down iPhones

12/11/2017, 12:12 pm

It appears that some iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s family devices may see slower processing speeds as a result of a battery that has reached the end of its operational life, with some users getting a speed-up upon replacement -- but the slow-down and consequent speed-up isn't universal, and there may be other factors at work.


Apple iPhone dominates Flickr's year in review as top brand, largest camera supplier

12/07/2017, 11:12 am

The iPhone dominates all other manufacturers and devices on Flickr's annual year in review roundup, with all of the service's top 10 devices in use occupied by various iPhone models.


Users continue to experience sluggishness, battery life problems in iOS 11 after multiple updates

10/25/2017, 11:10 am

Problems with battery life and instability proliferate on social media and Apple support forums after the launch of iOS 11, but have persisted through three sub-point updates, don't seem to have a common cause, or are easily rectifiable.


LTE Apple Watch Series 3 boosts minimum required device to iPhone 6 for initial setup [u]

09/13/2017, 11:09 am

The Apple Watch Series 3 adds LTE but at a cost to older iPhone owners -- the iPhone 5s won't be able to set up or communicate with the device at all.


iPhone 7 & 7 Plus seen edging out iPhone 6s lineup in US to become Apple's most-used models

08/03/2017, 04:08 pm

Just ahead of an anticipated "iPhone 8" and "iPhone 7s/7s Plus" reveal, newly-published research shows Apple's iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are the most used iPhone models in the U.S. with a 34 percent of the install base.