Apple has promised that the recent battery issue in its previous generation smartphones will not lead to an explosion
Earlier, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) acknowledged a battery fault in its previous-generation iPhone model which has caused concern among users regarding the possibility of a devastating explosion. For those who don’t know, Samsung Electronics. Co. Ltd (OTCMKTS:SSNLF), Apple’s biggest rival in the smartphone industry, incurred significant losses due to a devastating manufacturing fault on the battery powering Galaxy Note 7.
Galaxy Note 7 users complained that their device’s battery heated up before it caught fire and exploded. This also substantially affected the Korean tech giant’s reputation in the international market.
Fortunately, Apple has promised that its smartphone devices will never suffer a similar fate as Galaxy Note 7. Despite the recent battery fault experienced by the Cupertino-based tech giant’s previous-generation smartphone devices, it has assured users that its devices will never suffer a similar fate like its rival flagship smartphone.
Recent events have led Apple to launching a battery replacement program for its iPhone 6S models. Interestingly, Apple has confirmed that only a limited number of iPhone 6S models have been incorporated with faulty batteries which forcefully shut down. Also, the company will only provide a free battery replacement to users who use iPhone 6S manufactured during the time frame of September 2015 and October 2015. Chinese authorities have stressed that a similar battery fault is forcefully shutting down other previous generation models of iPhone, including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6S Plus.
Interestingly, Apple officials have recently confirmed that this battery fault in its previous-generation iPhone is the direct result of the device’s design, which is intentionally programmed to shut down under specific conditions in order to protect the devices’ electronic components. The company has not discovered any other reason for the forceful shutdown of devices.