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After Backlash, Apple Begins 2018 With New Battery Replacement Policy

In this March 9, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event in San Francisco. Apple is apologizing for secretly slowing down older iPhones, which it says was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. The company issued the statement on its website Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Eric Risberg/AP)
In this March 9, 2015, file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook talks about the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus during an Apple event in San Francisco. Apple is apologizing for secretly slowing down older iPhones, which it says was necessary to avoid unexpected shutdowns related to battery fatigue. The company issued the statement on its website Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (Eric Risberg/AP)

The new year begins with a new Apple policy on battery replacements in old phones, a change that followed heavy criticism of the company. And Amazon is promising a big year ahead, with the announcement of the location of its highly anticipated second headquarters.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti takes a look at 2018 in tech with  Edmund Lee ( @edmundlee), managing editor of Recode.

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