Apple did not respond to the Journal's requests for comment on Tuesday.
It's very rare for an iPhone battery to explode so it's very unlikely that Apple will have to follow in Samsung's footsteps and recall its devices.
Apple is now facing questions from a top Republican senator about its practice of slowing down older iPhones with aging batteries after stirring controversy last month when it revealed the practice. The slowing of devices is meant to avoid iPhones shutting down without warning when a worn battery can no longer provide enough current to run the processor at full speed, Apple said. The company will likely still profit from the more affordable battery replacement program, and now there have been no rumors of Apple offering free battery replacements to out-of-warranty iPhones.
Apple's battery woes are continuing.
Police said 50 workers and customers were forced to leave the store on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse shopping avenue after a fix worker burnt his hand while removing the battery from the device. We apologize. There's been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we're making.
First Amazon Alexa-Enabled Digital Glasses to Be Shown at CES
Wearers must be Amazon customers or become Amazon customers to enable Alexa's capabilities for the glasses. It will start of expensive, but the company is hoping to have the price under $500 by 2019.
Apple is now offering people battery replacements for $29, they previously charged $79 to replace you smartphones battery.
The revelation led to numerous complaints from iPhone users that Apple was deliberately throttling their devices without informing them why or giving them the ability to opt out.
As Apple works to win back customer trust, the company is expected to take a financial hit.
The news of Apple intentionally slowing down old iPhones came to light at the end of 2017, when Apple officially confirmed its practices after years of customer speculation. He also notes that the brand's solution has irked customers who think a free battery replacement should have been announced rather than just a cut. "Maybe this will serve as a positive lesson to Apple about the value of openness and transparency - things it has long lacked".