NATIONAL – Less than a week after lawyers filed a class action lawsuit against Apple for slowing down older models of their iPhones, the tech giant is apologizing and selling cheaper batteries.

"We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. We apologize," the company wrote in a release. 

Apple is reducing the price of its iPhone batteries to $29 for users who've seen their phone become less effective after upgrading to iOS 11. They will go on sale in late January. 

The company acknowledged in a statement released earlier in December that it introduced a fix so batteries wouldn't suddenly die, but the fix slowed down the phone. Apple said its goal was improving "overall performance and prolonging'' the life of the phones. 

The company's response angered people who use the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and older models, which led to the lawsuit.

Apple also said that it'll release an iOS software update in 2018 to give "users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery."  

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