Apple News: Product Red, Apple's 'Values', And How To Know If iPhone 6 Battery Needs Replacement

By Edge Ison , Dec 01, 2016 05:47 AM EST

Apple is in the news a lot these days. And just like any other news, there's good and bad.

Battery Issues

The iPhone 6S has been the subject of power issues lately. The 6S was released Sept. of last year and with just a little over a year of use, a number of 6S owners are complaining that their phones were shutting down without being prompted.

"Apple has determined that a very small number of iPhone 6s devices may unexpectedly shut down. This is not a safety issue and only affects devices within a limited serial number range that were manufactured between Sept. and Oct. 2015," Apple said in a post on its official website.

The company did not specify how to identify if a user's phone is affected by this issue but 9to5Mac was able to get a list of the phones' serial numbers. iPhone 6s owners are advised to check the 4th and 5th positions of the device's serial number. Those with Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9, QC, QD, QF, QG, QH, or QJ will need a battery replacement.

Replacement batteries are available at authorized service providers, Apple retail stores, and Apple technical support.

Product Red

Now for some good news. Apple continues its support of World AIDS day by going red - (Product) RED, that is. The company is joining worldwide efforts to stop the spreading of the disease and to spread awareness instead by offering (Product) Red, a licensed brand involved in the fight against AIDS and HIV.

Apple has partnered with the Global Fund for ten years in a row now and is in fact, its biggest corporate contributor. Apple raises funds for the cause through the (Product) RED programs. Apple donates the sales of (Product) RED merchandise such as Apple Watch bands and iPhone casings aside from monetary donations from the company itself.

Apple's 'Values'

Apple CEO Tim Cook talked about the company's values during an interview with USA Today. In the interview, Cook also stressed that the company's mission is to "improve the world".

"We put our weight behind lots of things in the civil right area. Similarly, I think it's key that people think about what they stand for and help their communities."

Cook also mentioned Apple's continuous support for advocacies such as the fight against HIV and AIDS.

"The gift of life is the most important gift anyone can give. Thanks to the vision and dedication of (RED), an AIDS-free generation is within our reach."

For its part, Apple has donated a significant amount to the cause.

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