Last Wednesday Patently Apple posted a report titled "A new Analytical Report Today Reveals that Sales of Apple's iPhone X have been Staggering in Urban China".
Apple retail stores are struggling to handle a surge of customers looking to reinvigorate their iPhones with a special battery replacement procedure.
Four US House Republicans, including the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, wrote Apple Inc chief executive Tim Cook asking him to answer questions about its disclosure that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries.
Just a couple of days after the French government launched an investigation into Apple's practice of throttling iPhones' performance, the USA government is now interested in learning more about this matter as well.
It has also notified customers that it will reduce the price on out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements by $50, putting the cost at just $29.
But as Apple technicians inform customers that their battery seems to be fine, based on the test, many customers are interpreting it as a subtle discouragement from replacing their battery, and are requesting the swap anyway.
For some, it was confirmation of a long time internet conspiracy that Apple deliberately slows down old iPhones, forcing people to buy new ones.
The California-based company apologized over the issue on December 28, cut battery replacement costs and said it will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good.
While you can't run an official Apple battery diagnostic at home, Apple says that it will offer new insight into your iPhone battery's health in a future software update, which will tell you if you need a new battery.