Batteries for the i Phone 6 were in particularly short supply, with a wait of 'approximately two weeks' anticipated for replacement batteries for the i Phone 6 and i Phone 6s Plus, according to reports in Mac Rumours.Customers in the US and UK have began to report being told about a delay in replacement batteries by staff at Apple Stores in early January.'This hasn’t been done before.'Angry i Phone fans who want to replace their batteries completely will have to wait until March, however, despite promises from Apple to offer this option.Apple previously announced it was reducing the price of an out-of-warranty i Phone battery replacement for anyone with an i Phone 6 or later from January to December 2018.Cook says that the slowdown feature was introduced to prevent unexpected shutdowns and not to force users to upgrade, as has been suggested, in an interview with ABC News.The CEO claims that Cupertino-based firm's focus was on the 'user experience', adding that Apple wants to 'deeply apologise for anyone who thinks we have some other kind of motivation.'Apple will not recommend users disable performance throttling, as it may mean that they will not be able to use their device in emergency situations.
It comes as the firm faces several lawsuits from customers in states including California, New York and Illinois, as well as customers in Israel and France.Initially the company said the price would be effective from the end of January but has since said it applies immediately.Earlier models such as 5, 5S and 5C are not covered.The concession was made two weeks after the firm admitted it 'throttles' phones to extend their life and stop them from shutting down as batteries age and become less effective, triggering lawsuits across the world.Batteries for the i Phone 6 are in particularly short supply, with a wait of 'approximately two weeks' anticipated for replacement batteries for the i Phone 6 and i Phone 6s Plus.