Apple recently kicked off its battery replacement program, in an effort to fix its brand in the eyes of iPhone 6 (and later) owners. It came across as a major shocker for most that the Cupertino technology giant had intentionally slowed the batteries of iPhone smartphones down with the installation of older batteries without the consent of the users.
It is now being reported that Apple is apparently experiencing supply shortages for the batteries of iPhone 6 Plus. In other words, the firm is unable to keep up with the rising demands of its consumers, making them incapable of offering them any kind of battery replacement service until late March to early April at least.
According to a report published by Gadgets 360, a leaked document that was apparently distributed amongst members at the Apple Store and Apple’s Authorized Service Providers earlier this week has shown up online, thereby revealing the aforementioned information. The delay is not only going to take place in the U.S. market but many others, including Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Russia, and Turkey.
The Tim Cook-led venture has neither confirmed nor denied the news as yet. The document-in-question does not reveal exact details regarding the apparent delay in the supply of replacement batteries for the iPhone 6 Plus model. Instead, it states that the wait would approximately last for at least two weeks for iPhone 6 and 6S Plus models as well.
It was last month that the company announced its $29 battery replacement program for users so that they could willingly choose to retain the performance of the smartphones. The announcement emerged after the company experienced lawsuits and consumer outrages on numerous online platforms. Barclays analyst, Mark Moskowitz feels that the iPhone battery replacement program might cost Apple roughly $10 billion in terms of reduced sale this year. He also noted that sales of 16 million iPhone units will be lost and around 4 percent of the company’s total revenues will be reduced for this year.