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Tim Cook: People didn't pay attention to iPhone battery update - CNET

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Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.

A little inattention from Apple? Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Apple squirmed a little after it was revealed that it was secretly slowing older iPhonesto protect their batteries from excessive degradation.

Cupertino subsequently apologized and instituted a battery replacement program for a mere $29.

On Wednesday, however, Tim Cook seemed to stumble around a little when asked whether Apple might have failed to properly inform customers about what was going on.

In an interview with ABC News, Apple's CEO began his answer to the question not by apologizing but by saying: "When we did put it [the software update] out, we did say what it was, but I don't think a lot of people were paying attention."

This is rather the point, some might say.

When you download a software update on your iPhone, do you ever know what it will actually do? You might see a few words about, I don't know,...(continued)

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