Apple says sorry

Apple must have been really feeling the heat as they apologized yesterday for slowing down your older phones because of degrading batteries. As a token of their extreme amount of sorriness, they're offering $29 battery replacements to make it all better (down from $79). 

Personally, I don't think this cuts it, and I don't think people are going to give Apple a pass on this one. It would have been one thing if they'd told people why their phones were running slower and offered a solution (replace your battery), but I think it'll be a tough pill to swallow for some as Apple didn't say anything until they'd been caught. Maybe I'm just grumpy...

CNBC has more on the big apology from Apple.

"We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. 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 and foremost, we have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades. Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that."