Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X battery could wear out in 18 months

Video: How to check if your iPhone battery needs to be replaced

If you’ve recently bought a new iPhone, then you might be looking on at the whole iPhone throttling debacle that Apple has found itself embroiled in and think that you’ve dodged a bullet. But the battery inside your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X might be worn out in under a couple of years.

Must read: How to tell if your iPhone battery needs replacing

OK, first, a little about the battery inside the iPhone. According to Apple, the battery “is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles,” and beyond that, the battery is considered worn and heading toward end-of-life. Some batteries can and do retain more…

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