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Apple rumored to extend iPhone 6s battery replacement program to the iPhone 6

By Cookie Monster - on 18 Jan 2017, 2:00am

Apple rumored to extend iPhone 6s battery replacement program to the iPhone 6

The iPhone 6s battery replacement program <br> Image source: Apple

Apple could be facing a more widespread battery issue among its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s devices.

According to Japanese site Macotakara, Apple may be preparing a similar program for the iPhone 6 although it is unable to provide additional details. Apple launched a free battery replacement program in late November 2016 after it determined that "a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down". 

The rollout of the battery replacement program came after China's Consumer Association reportedly requested Apple to investigate reports of iPhone 6/6s shutting down abruptly with more than 50% battery charge or when used in cold weather conditions. As of 8 December 2016, there had been 8 cases of the iPhone 6 series handsets combusting or exploding.

The iPhone maker subsequently conducted tests on the damaged devices and concluded that there was "no cause for concern". It also shared that the unexpected shutdowns of some iPhone 6s devices are caused by a battery component which was exposed to controlled ambient air longer than it should have been. 

Source: Macotakara via 9to5Mac

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