ABC interview that mainly dealt with Apple’s strategies to pay$38 billion in taxes to repatriate numerous billions of abroad dollars– a relocation it credits to the current tax overhaul– and to recruit 20,000 employees over the next five years.The interview also looked into the battery controversy, which hit last month when it emerged that Apple(aapl)was artificially degrading the performance of certain older iPhone models. The company is adamant that this is not a tactic to get people to buy newer designs, however a tactic developed to stop devices from unexpectedly restarting, due to the constraints induced by battery age.On Wednesday, Cook reiterated what Apple already said last month: that early this year it would present a function that lets users look at the health of their battery, so they can better understand why Apple is decreasing their phone. That function will show up in a designer variation of iOS next month, he stated, before presenting to the public.However, he went further by announcing that individuals would have the ability to bypass the synthetic efficiency destruction.”We will tell someone stating we’re slightly lowering, or we’re minimizing your performance by some amount in order to not have an unexpected reboot, and if you don’t desire it
, you can turn it off,”Cook stated.” Now, we do not recommend it due to the fact that we think that individuals’s iPhones are crucial to them and you never can tell when something is so immediate [that an unforeseen restart might have an unfavorable effect]”As part of its effort to lessen the backlash versus its battery technique, Apple has likewise cut the cost of battery replacements from$79 to$ 29
. The affected models consist of the iPhones 6, 6 Plus, 6s, Sixes Plus, and SE.