In the wake of the fall in the price of out-of-warranty iPhe battery replacements at $ 29, the demand has become so high that the company is expanding its retail resources to deal with outside ctractors. ] "Extra Apple employees are sometimes sent to high-volume stores, or store-allocated work hours are increased, to help with an increase in battery replacements," says Apple. regarding reports that Apple needed help to cope with the volume of battery replacements.
Local Stores in Employees of AppleInsider do not use any third party ctractors to perform replacements.
In December, Apple was forced to admit that it changed iOS to strangle iPhes with weak batteries, officially to prevent sudden shutdowns. This generated a significant negative reacti, including a barrage of lawsuits and investigatis by the governments of Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, the United States and the United States.