WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following news that Apple®* admitted intentionally throttling or slowing iPhone® performance on older batteries with decreased output, Experimac, the retail leader in the sales and service of pre-owned Apple computers, iPhone devices, and iPad® tablets, has announced it will be including iPhone battery testing and replacement among their already extensive list of Mac® and Apple technical and repair services.
"Our aim is to provide Apple users with an alternative to waiting in busy holiday lines, or taking a risk on an unbranded replacement battery purchased online," said Jim Muir, President of Experimac. "The good news is that there IS a fix for slowed-down iPhone performance due to an aging battery, and you absolutely CAN get professional support and a new battery with a lifetime warranty by visiting a local Experimac store."
The root of the performance problem is related to a feature built into iPhone 6, 6s, 7, and SE phones, which scales back CPU output as batteries decline over time. There is no confirmation from Apple that older iPhone models are also impacted, but it could be possible. The affected iPhone models all use lithium-ion batteries, which degrade over time, holding less charge, and lead to an unexpected or untimely shut down. The throttling feature was created to protect internal components of the iPhone from such shut down or low-battery-related issues. For battery-related performance issues, replacing the battery with a new one should return the phone to peak CPU performance. Experimac offers high-quality battery replacements, starting at $49.99 for iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, and SE models; $59.99 for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus models; and $79.99 for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus models. In January, the iPhone 7 model batteries will drop to $69.99.
"Anyone experiencing slow iPhone performance should strongly consider simply replacing the battery, as opposed to replacing the entire phone," Muir continued. "Here at Experimac, we can test the battery to see if it is performing within recommended ranges, and if not, we have premium batteries in stock for replacement. And in participating stores, all of those batteries come with lifetime warranties against defects." Muir then pointed out that replacement batteries will eventually experience a decline in performance as is normal with all lithium-ion batteries.
Especially around the holidays, with Apple Store® locations and big box stores in many cities experiencing heavy crowds and lines out the door, some customers could expect to wait up to an hour or longer for service and support. Those eager to get their batteries tested, replaced, and get back to their lives will find Experimac a time-saving solution with an expert level of support and knowledgeability. To find the Experimac store location nearest you, please visit https://experimac.com/locations/ for address and hours of operation.
Experimac is a unique franchising concept that specializes in the sale of certified pre-owned Apple products. Your Local Experimac can also repair, upgrade or buy your current device, and no appointment is ever necessary. The brand offers a 90-day guarantee, which takes the risk out of buying pre-owned. Experimac was founded by Jim Muir in 2009, and began franchising as one of United Franchise Group's family of brands in 2014. Today, there are more than 100 locations across the globe; Experimac stores can be found in Australia, Mexico, Chile, South Africa, France, and Ireland. The brand has seen tremendous growth with no sign of slowing down. For more information, visit www.ExperimacFranchise.com.
*The use of the Apple Inc. logo or trademark does not represent an endorsement by Apple Inc. of Experimac or United Franchise Group. Apple®, Mac®, iPhone®, iPad®, and Apple Store® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.