Description: Here come the lawsuits! Plus the government investigations. Apple is facing heat for slowing down old models of its popular phones in order to extend battery life. Apple has responded by promising new batteries for phone owners, though users are reporting Apple stores are running out of the replacement units.
Date: January 31, 2018
1) Have you ever experienced the Apple slowdown?
2) If you were a cost accountant, at Apple, how would you recommend that the costs of this issue be tracked for the decision-makers in Cupertino?
3) Page 259 of Wiley’s Financial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making contains a section called “Determining the Cost of an iPhone.” What portion of the cost do you think the battery comprises?