Police Forced To Evacuate Apple Store After iPhone Battery Explodes

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Apple is facing questions from the US Senate over its practice of deliberately slowing down iPhones with older batteries, as the firm finds itself under pressure from both sides of the Atlantic.

In an apology letter about its practices it issued at the end of December, the company said that it would offer a $29 battery replacements to iPhone 6 and 6S users, down from its normal $79 price.

Government scrutiny of Apple comes as customers are complaining about the company's battery-replacement plan.

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Senator John Thune (R-S.D.) on Tuesday sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Thune is not the only one seeking to learn more about Apple's handling of battery-related performance issues in iPhones.

Marco Bisa of the Zurich police office said staff "responded well and correctly" by sprinkling quartz sand on the overheating battery to contain the smoke, then opening ventilation systems to release it.

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Do you agree that Apple should pay compensation to all affected users? Some also expressed concern that the strategy looked like planned obsolescence meant to drive users to replace aging devices with new iPhones. Previously the network was a rumor that if you suddenly found out that the phone was less than 500 cycles full charge, the battery replacement on favorable terms will be denied. The company has said that this was done to stop handsets with degraded batteries shutting down randomly. This is a real auction of unprecedented generosity for all iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 and X Plus, as it allows not only to increase the battery life, but also to increase the speed of iOS.

"Apple's proposed solutions have prompted additional criticism from some customers, particularly its decision not to provide free replacement batteries", wrote Mr. Thune, who requested answers by January 23.

"Apple's proposed solutions have prompted additional criticism from some customers, particularly its decision not to provide free replacement batteries", Thune wrote.

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