Apple Apologizes for Slowing Down Old iPhones, Offers $29 Battery Replacements in Software Posted December 31, 2017 · Report reply 17 hours ago, hazelnut said: My take on it is they just wanted people to buy a new phone and got caught. Greedy. - Right. When everyone has an iPhone then why buy a new one ? - This isn't the 1st time I heard of such a story.