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Apple's 10 biggest wins, fails, and WTF moments of 2016

Caitlin McGarry | Jan. 3, 2017
Apple has been doomed for decades, if the steady stream of headlines about the company, its stock price, and its product lineup are to be believed.

iPhone 6 glitches

The iPhone 6 and 6s were plagued with problems in 2016. Toward the end of the year, Apple finally addressed a spate of battery complaints about iPhone 6s models. First the company said it was limited to a “small number” of iPhones produced between September and October of 2015, but then acknowledged the problems were more widespread than initally thought. The company launched a battery replacement program.

Apple’s press releases about the issue have all been in Chinese, but affected American iPhone owners can take advantage of the free battery replacement, too. iOS 10.2 includes a diagnostic tool that will help Apple figure out exacty why its batteries are randomly shutting down.

The iPhone 6s battery problems surfaced just after Apple addressed a touchscreen bug in the 6 and 6 Plus, dubbed “Touch Disease.” Earlier in the year, Apple fixed yet another bug, “Error 53,” which caused Touch ID to fail.


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