Brazil Demands Apple Explain How iPhone Owners Can Obtain Battery Replacements

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Brazilian state agency Procon-SP today asked Apple to better explain why it has implemented power management features in older iPhones and how Brazilian iPhone users can obtain battery replacements, reports Reuters.

    In a blog post on the Procon-SP website, the agency says that it sent a notice to Apple on Wednesday demanding information on how iPhone customers can replace their batteries, what models are included in the action, how long replacements will be available for, and the cost in Brazil.

    Image via iFixit

    Procon-SP attempted to deliver a notice to Apple this morning, which Apple refused to sign, but the demand for information was left at the front desk and the agency is giving Apple 10 days to respond.

    It is not clear what will happen if Apple does not provide the info, but Reuters says Procon-SP has the power to levy fines or propose legal action against Apple.

    Apple first announced plans to begin offering reduced-cost battery replacements in late December to provide a fix for customers who have noticed their iPhones slowing down due to power management features impacting older devices with degraded batteries.

    Initially, Apple said that low-cost battery replacements would be available starting in late January, but later moved the timeline up. In the United States, battery replacements are priced at $29 and are available for the iPhone 6 and newer. Pricing on battery replacements varies in other countries.

    Customers in need of a battery replacement should contact Apple's support staff in their country to initiate the replacement process. Reduced cost batteries will be available through the end of 2018.

    Article Link: Brazil Demands Apple Explain How iPhone Owners Can Obtain Battery Replacements
  2. PastaPrimav macrumors 6502

    Nov 6, 2017
  3. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    I am surprised the EU hasnt said anything. I guess they are too busy making Döner Kebab and „too dark“ fried french fries illegal
  4. ChazSch macrumors 6502


    May 7, 2014
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  5. gavroche macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Left Coast
    I think Apple should just insert that power management feature as a toggle option in settings... defaulted to off. Let the users decide if they want to use it... and it would instantly kill all the lawsuits and nonsense being lobbed at them. We sadly live in a world now where people want to see negative in everything, and use it as a tool to get free stuff.
  6. Seoras macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2007
    Scotsman in New Zealand
    It's a fair question. I'm in New Zealand, which has no Apple Stores, and I'd like a new battery replacement for my old iPhone 6Plus my wife is using.
    Where/Who do I take it to? How much will it cost? I tried looking on the Apple NZ website but it's useless.
    The Apple response, and offer, only covers the USA so far...
  7. RealAppleFan macrumors newbie


    Oct 30, 2017
    Apple deserves the backlash; this was the final straw:

    1. Removed headphone jack
    2. Removed usb a from macbook pro
    3. Notch
    4. Rare iMac updates; no Mac Pro trash can update
    5. Intentionally slowing down iPhones, and would have kept doing it secretly if they didn't get caught

    As an iPhone, Mac Pro, iPad, iMac, and Apple TV owner, I'm very happy for this PR nightmare for Apple.
  8. jdillings macrumors 68000

    Jun 21, 2015
    Another sterling example of Cook's leadership...penny pinching whenever possible.

    EU will be coming. You can bet on it.
  9. rawCpoppa macrumors 6502

    Feb 23, 2010
    I’m also located in a country with no Apple store.
  10. Kabeyun macrumors 65816


    Mar 27, 2004
    Eastern USA
    When I was a kid I was taught that asking was better and more effective than demanding. I guess this doesn’t always apply to governments.
  11. Seoras macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2007
    Scotsman in New Zealand
    "Real Apple Fan" (who is a newbie) and trying to steer Apple folks away from Apple. Hmm....
  12. daftpunker909 macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2012
    As opposed to a die-hard apple fan who can't ever see Apple doing anything wrong like you
  13. aaronlionsheep macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2017
    I didn't know Apple was forcing you to buy their products. That must suck, being forced to buy a product you won't even like.

    I'm tired of hearing "Apple doesn't innovate anymore..." and everyone complains when something changes that they don't like.

    Here's a list of replacements for your Apple products:
    Android phone with headphone jack
    Microsoft surface pro
    Custom desktop PC
    Samsung tablet
    Amazon fire stick
  14. RealAppleFan macrumors newbie


    Oct 30, 2017
    Yea, because being a newbie on macrumors suggests that individual isn't a true Apple fan....
  15. hobspain macrumors regular


    Mar 29, 2010
    It seems you have never set foot on any of the many different european countries.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 3, 2018 ---
    The problem is that in some countries there is no Apple Staff as there are no Apple Stores. This is the case in Peru, where I was quoted 700 soles (about $217 USD) for a change of battery of my iPhone 6S. I doubt that authorised Resellers will de allowed to do that battery change for anything close to $29.
  16. Yumbo macrumors 6502

    Oct 1, 2011
    NZ website says $49.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 3, 2018 ---
    R$149 right there on website.
  17. SwiftBunny macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2015
    They gave responses for several other countries in several languages today...
  18. coolfactor macrumors 68040

    Jul 29, 2002
    Vancouver, BC CANADA

    I honestly think this is part of the problem... your “old” 6 Plus?

    It very well may benefit from a new battery, but calling it old is a stretch.

    I hope, within a year, that Apple can deliver mind-blowing battery tech beyond anything the competition can offer.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 3, 2018 ---
    That’s a good question. Does the $29 cover the service of actually installing the new battery? If so, it’s actually a killer deal, and people should be very grateful.

    I recently had my iPhone SE replaced to due a dead battery (would not charge or turn on), and that cost me $200 + the monthly warranty fee that I was already paying for a year. I found that rather high, but I have a working phone again.
  19. gugy macrumors 68030

    Jan 31, 2005
    La Jolla, CA
    Foda-se Brasil. País no buraco cercado por corrupção por todos os lados. Vergonha.
    Vamos ver quando o povo vai tomar vergonha na cara.
  20. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

    Jun 9, 2013
    Oh yeah, go and wish that the company that controls “your” devices sinks and burns. That will end well.

    Seriously? Is this really how people think?
  21. scottishwildcat macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2007
  22. Seoras macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2007
    Scotsman in New Zealand
    OK and where/who do I take it to? Got a url to that website page?
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    Yep "old". When it was "new" it's battery lasted 2 days and it was super quick.
    Now it's battery is good for 1/2 a day and it's as slow as treacle. It's not "new", anymore is it?
    No amount of re-wording and mind games is going to fix the tech.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 3, 2018 ---
    Selective reading there. Read my other post on this thread.
  23. tzm41, Jan 3, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2018

    tzm41 macrumors regular


    Jul 11, 2014
    Boston, USA
    Fights over who is Apple fan and who isn't aside, I still kind of do not understand non-Brazilians here mocking Brazil for demanding Apple to provide better instruction and explanation for battery replacement service. Does that hurt any of you?
  24. fpsBeaTt Suspended


    Apr 18, 2010
    1. Good
    2. Good, replaced with something better
    3. Better than alternatives, and good
    4. iMac updates have been fine; yes, trash can is trash
    5. Situation is remedied, deal with it
  25. surf2snow1 macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2008
    Just a thought, but maybe call apple?

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