# IPHONE 14 OWNERS EXPERIENCING BATTERY DEGRADATION ISSUES
## SOME IPHONE 14 AND IPHONE 14 PRO OWNERS REPORT BATTERY DEGRADATION ISSUES
A number of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro owners are voicing concerns about their phones experiencing battery degradation much sooner than expected. This situation has reminded many of the notorious “batterygate” scandal, where Apple faced backlash for intentionally slowing down older iPhone models. Sam Kohl, a prominent Apple analyst, took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with his iPhone 14 Pro’s battery, which had already dropped to 90% maximum capacity within less than a year of use. Other users shared similar experiences in response to his tweet.
## EXPERT EXPRESSING DISAPPOINTMENT AND COST CONCERNS
Sam Kohl further elaborated on the issue in a recently posted video, expressing his hesitation in recommending the iPhone 14, especially considering its high price tag of $999.
## APPLE’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT AND RUMORED BATTERY IMPROVEMENTS
According to Apple, iPhone batteries should retain up to 80% of their original capacity after 500 complete charge cycles. However, recent rumors suggest that the upcoming iPhone 15 series will feature a 10-18% increase in battery size compared to current models.
## WIDESPREAD OBSERVATIONS OF BATTERY DEGRADATION
Not only Sam Kohl, but other notable individuals have also reported similar battery degradation issues. Joanna Stern, a senior tech columnist for The Wall Street Journal, mentioned in her newsletter that her iPhone 14 Pro displayed a battery capacity of only 88%. At The Verge, mixed reports from users showcased battery capacities ranging from 91% to 97%. This premature battery deterioration is a departure from previous iPhone models, which typically showed such degradation after at least two years of use.
## ADDITIONAL COST OF BATTERY REPLACEMENT
In addition to the battery issues, iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro owners are concerned about the increased expense of battery replacements. Once out of the one-year warranty period, replacing the battery on these models becomes more expensive, with the price rising from $69 to $99. However, users have the option of undertaking the DIY route if they prefer not to visit an Apple Store or a third-party repair shop.
## SEEKING RESPONSE FROM APPLE
We have reached out to Apple for comments on these reports and will update this article accordingly.
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