In response to criticism that it is trying to encourage consumers to buy more expensive replacement batteries, Apple today claimed that the "important battery message" that iOS has been added is in the name of customer safety. It has recently been discovered that if you replace the iPhone battery with a third-party repairer that is not an authorized Apple reseller, a malicious warning is displayed in the device's battery health menu that the iPhone does not have an original iPhone battery ,
This may be the case even if Apple uses an original battery. The warning comes from a microcontroller that only authorized technicians can properly configure. If iOS does not recognize the correct microcontroller, the usual battery statistics will disappear and the warning will be displayed.
"We take the safety of our customers very seriously and want to make sure that the battery change is properly done," said an Apple spokesman on Wednesday opposite The Verge . "There are now more than 1
Apple's decision to completely blank out useful battery status statistics when a battery can not be validated has been viewed by some as an extreme reaction. The iPhone could theoretically display a similar warning message while showing customers when the battery needs aging and replacement. Currently, people with an "unauthorized" battery do not receive this information. Instead, in the "Battery" section of the iOS settings, next to "Battery status", "Service" will be permanently displayed until an authorized replacement has been performed. However, Apple could argue that without the handover of the microcontroller, it can not be sure if the battery's message to the system is correct. However, this continues to happen with original batteries coming from another iPhone, and proponents of repair rights are not satisfied.
Lithium-ion batteries can be dangerous if you can not guarantee where they came from (and even if you can), and Apple is taking a very hard approach here. The company states that the batteries were developed, tested and manufactured strictly to Apple standards (also for security reasons). With the exception of Apple retail stores, all Best Buy locations around the country are now repairing iPhone batteries. However, if you are trying to save money or are in a traffic jam where only the neighborhood gadget shop is an option, you may see this message.
According to Apple, anyone who believes that their iPhone battery is authorized and genuine should return to the company that installed it to verify that the battery health feature is back to normal.