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Apple is Locking iPhone Batteries to Discourage Inde...

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  • 5 months ago
Since the launch of iOS 12, repair techs are noticing a disturbing trend. Any time a battery is replaced on an iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, battery health diagnostics would report that the installed battery was unable to be verified as an authentic Apple battery and the battery health info would be disabled. This happened even when the installed battery was a verified as an authentic Apple part.

So if you thought Apple had stopped attacking independent repair, I’ve got some bad news for you. They now appear to be aggressively locking down even the most basic battery repairs by pairing your battery to your phone, and this time the fix might not be as simple as a software update.

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