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No more third-party repairs: Apple to lock batteries on new iPhones

Apple batteries can be replaced only by authorised service providers.

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Aug 09, 2019, 02.05 PM IST
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If you replace the battery in the newest iPhones by yourself, a message appears indicating you need to service your battery in the Settings menu.
CALIFORNIA [USA]: Apple is reportedly planning to lock the batteries on its newest iPhones by activating a dormant software that only allows genuine Apple batteries to be used for replacement done by authorised service providers.

According to iFixit, if you replace the battery in the newest iPhones by yourself, a message appears indicating you need to service your battery in the Settings menu. The message is an indicator of poor battery.

However, it still shows up when you put in a brand new Apple battery. It is only when an Apple authorised service provider authenticates a battery to the phone, the message disappears.

Jony Ive: The Man Who Changed The Way Apple Looks

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Jony Ive, as he's popularly known, was not just the Cupertino-based tech giant's Chief Design Officer but also the right-hand man at the company, which he joined in 1992 as a member of the design division.During his initial years there, he helped create the Apple Newton. And would've moved on after a 5-year stint, but rather was appointed Apple’s senior vice-president of industrial design by Steve Jobs who was himself returning to the group at the time. Ive and Jobs would go on to form a lifelong partnership; the late Apple founder had once said, "If I had a spiritual partner at Apple, it's Jony."The British designer revealed in an interview that he and Jobs began work on what would become the iMac the day they met.Ive, with Jobs and even after him, would go on to create some of modern day's most path-breaking products including the iPod, iPhone, iPad, Airpods among several others.Here's a look at some of the devices that were made irresistible by Ive's designs.(Image: allaboutstevejobs.com)
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