Apple Recalls iPhone 6s In UAE: Battery Problems Could Costs Apple $7 Million


First it was the Galaxy Observe 7, and now the battery saga continues for the iPhone 6s.

Apple is recalling iPhone 6s models bought within the United Arab Emirates over battery points.

However not like Samsung’s recall, though iPhone’s battery is accountable, it is not as a result of it’s exploding. As an alternative, an issue with the battery causes the iPhone to unexpectedly energy down.

Apple beforehand addressed the issue of some iPhone 6s fashions unexpectedly shutting down again in November. The corporate stated that “a very small number” of iPhone 6s gadgets had been affected, particularly these manufactured in China between September and October 2015.

And whereas Apple has had a free iPhone 6s restore program in place within the U.S., in accordance with the UAE publication Khaleej Instances, Apple is now transferring forward with the choice to recall the favored smartphones within the nation.

Dr Hashim Al Nuaimi, the director of the Shopper Safety Division on the UAE Ministry of Financial system, confirmed Apple’s recall, citing the trigger is just not associated to security issues, however moderately is a part of common campaigns that embody testing the product.

Apple later confirmed the recall within the UAE, additionally reiterating that it’s not due to a security subject.

Saying that it solely “affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between September and October 2015,” the recall features a complete of 88,700 models.

It should value the corporate 289 Arab Emirates Dirhams, or $79 USD for every battery alternative.

This implies the recall might value Apple $7 million. And that is simply within the UAE.

Whereas this looks as if some huge cash, it is chump change to the tech large because it reported $78.35 billion in income for This fall.

Samsung’s recall, then again, value the corporate $17 billion.

Apple’s iPhone 6s alternative program permits prospects to have their smartphone’s battery changed. Clients can go to Apple’s Help Web page to enter of their system’s serial quantity to see if their telephone is a part of the recall.

Apple will change the battery without spending a dime, so long as there isn’t any different harm to the telephone akin to a cracked display screen. Repairs must do executed first earlier than the battery may be changed.

This program is worldwide, and covers iPhone 6 batteries for 3 years after its retail sale date.


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