Monday, November 21, 2016
They're not exploding like Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 devices, but not even Apple seems to be able to stay away from battery issues, and they're now replacing some iPhone 6S built a year ago, that can shutdown at any time.
Apple has launched a iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdown Issues that can affect iPhone 6S manufactured between September and October 2015. Customers with such devices should visit an Apple Retail Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to check if they have a device that needs to be replaced. If you have already paid for a battery replacement, you're eligible for a refund.
Just recently Apple launched a repair program for the Touch Disease on the Phone 6 Plus, and we've seen similar programs in the past (my old trusted iPhone 5 was replaced after 1 year due to a glitchy power button). This can actually end up being a great deal for users... as you receive a brand new iPhone, which can sell for a higher price than your "used" one.
... Though things can get messier when batery shutdowns happen in a drone, though even in that scenario users will be able to get a free GoPro camera for their trouble. Will we end up wishing our future devices to have problems, so they can be replaced by new ones after a year of use?