In the event you personal an iPhone 6 Plus that qualifies for complete physique substitute and also you haven’t gotten round to getting it serviced, Apple could also be keen to improve it for you, at no extra expense. The key phrase is “might” — we don’t know precisely which units qualify for this sort of substitute.
This info is courtesy of MacRumors, who confirmed the brand new program with a number of sources and suggests it’s the results of adjustments to Apple inner processes. Apple had beforehand ceased producing iPhone 6 batteries itself and has needed to reboot its product manufacturing to provide batteries for all of its units, as a part of the battery substitute program it launched earlier this month. The precise textual content of the directive, in response to MR, reads: “orders for complete unit service stock of some iPhone 6 Plus fashions could also be substituted to an iPhone 6s Plus till the top of March 2018.”
It’s been a tough month for Apple on the entire, due to the mixed affect of its personal battery woes, Spectre, and Meltdown. Preliminary checks recommended the efficiency affect from these patches may hit Apple units very laborious (the safety researcher in query has eliminated his benchmark outcomes) however that information might not have been utterly correct. Once more, efficiency impacts appear variable; MacWorld reviews a Geekbench rating regression of about 2.5 p.c.
For these of you who haven’t heard, Apple has also announced it can replace iOS to offer customers management over battery habits somewhat than unilaterally implementing throttling. Whereas Ryan hit this subject final week for ET, I wrote a lot of tales slamming Apple for its refusal to take this step, and due to this fact wished to acknowledge it immediately myself. The battery substitute situation isn’t immediately associated to this full-body substitute situation, save that it in all probability put additional stress on Apple’s provide of iPhone 6 Pluses and necessitated providing iPhone 6s Pluses to some clients as a substitute.
In the event you’re going to attempt to get an older iPhone 6 changed, tell us what you hear from technicians and underneath what circumstances (if any) you’re capable of obtain an iPhone 6s. It’d be good to see Apple lengthen this provide to iPhone 6 Plus house owners who nonetheless have ‘Touch Disease” units that have been by no means fastened, however that could be asking a bit a lot of the corporate. And by “a bit a lot,” what I really imply is that Apple ought to repair the units and apologize to the house owners whose merchandise it broke.