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Apple to offer USD 29-worth battery replacements after iPhone slowdown issues

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NEW YORK — iPhone maker Apple has issued an apology to their users, and offered USD 29-worth battery replacements for a year soon after news of the company having intentionally slowed down older versions of their flagship device — iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, and SE through a software update.

The Silicon Valley giant in a letter stated that the replacement offer is being done in a bid to compensate for the degrading quality of batteries.

Apple has also promised to introduce additional features to its software, iOS, to provide more information about the battery health in early 2018, so that users are well informed when their batteries are no longer capable of supporting maximum phone performance.

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“We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologise,” the letter read,The Verge reported.

The letter further stated that batteries are ‘consumable components,’ and is ready to offer anyone with an iPhone 6 or later a battery replacement for USD 29 starting in late January through December 2018.

Earlier last week, Apple confirmed the news of slowing down of old iPhones and said those with older batteries will take a hit in performance.

The company, however, clarified that it is not slowing down older iPhones to urge people to upgrade to newer models, but admitted to addressing an issue with devices containing older lithium-ion batteries that result in unexpected shutdowns.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 launched in Nepal

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KATHMANDU — Samsung has launched its Galaxy Tab A 7.0 in Nepali market which is one of the most affordable 4G tablets from Samsung that combines refined design, superior display and powerful battery to deliver enhanced performance.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 comes with features like Kids Mode and parental control to let parents provide their children with a secure experience. Parents can restrict app access and set usage time limits.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2018) is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core processor and it comes with 1.5GB of RAM. The tablet packs 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 200GB via a microSD card.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2018) comes with a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2018) runs Android and is powered by a 4000mAh. It measures 186.90 x 108.80 x 8.70 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 289.00 grams.

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It include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and FM and Accelerometer.

Users will be able to hold the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 in one hand thanks to its slim design, round edges and non-slip pattern. Weighing in at only 289g, the device is light enough to slip inside a backpack or purse, which further enhances its portability.

“With the Galaxy Tab A 7.0, we are providing our customers a device that is the perfect blend of refined design, superior display, great performance and non-stop entertainment,” said Pranaya Ratna Sthapit, head IM Biz at Samsung Nepal in a statement released by the company.

The device is priced at Rs 15,900 and available in two colours — White and Black.

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