Bat­tery price rises 160% for iPhones

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AP­PLE are hik­ing the price of re­place­ment iPhone bat­ter­ies by up to 160 per cent.

From Jan­uary 1, the cost for iPhone 6 and later mod­els will rise from £25 to £45, or £65 for iPhone X.

The move was re­vealed on Ap­ple’s ser­vice web­site as fans fo­cused on the un­veil­ing of their lat­est range of hand­sets.

Web­site 9to5Mac urged iPhone own­ers to get new bat­ter­ies be­fore De­cem­ber 31. POI­SONED Sergei and Yu­lia Skri­pal FOOTAGE Sus­pects in Sal­is­bury KREM­LIN spy chiefs have launched an in­ter­na­tional hunt for Vladimir Putin’s new No1 tar­get – the Rus­sian “traitor” who helped iden­tify the al­leged novi­chok hit­men.

It is thought Moscow’s in­tel­li­gence bosses as­sumed the as­sas­sins were un­known, so could not be un­masked.

The chiefs were shocked that MI5 iden­ti­fied Alexan­der Petrov and Rus­lan Boshi­rov as GRU mil­i­tary in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cers.

There are sus­pi­cions the pair are in a ruth­less Spet­snaz spe­cial forces unit, part of the GRU and trained in as­sas­si­na­tions be­hind en­emy lines.

The Krem­lin are des­per­ate to lock down the source of the leak, thought to be an ex-GRU op­er­a­tive who has al­ready de­fected to the West or – even more dev­as­tat­ing – some­one still serv­ing.

Rus­sian spy mas­ters are thought to have or­dered a huge se­cu­rity re­view. It is also thought bosses face dis­ci­plinary BY CHRIS HUGHES and ADAM ASPINALL ac­tion due to the men be­ing iden­ti­fied. Our source said: “I would not want to be in charge of en­sur­ing GRU anonymity.”

The ex­pert added: “It seems th­ese two men are from op­er­a­tional mil­i­tary the­atres of war, some­thing you can tell by look­ing at how they carry them­selves.

“They were likely cho­sen as ‘un­knowns’, who are not used to work­ing in a Western sphere in a civil­ian set­ting.” There are a hand­ful of GRU de­fec­tors in hid­ing in Europe, in­clud­ing the UK.

They have been for­mally charged in the UK with the at­tempted mur­der of for­mer Rus­sian spy Sergei Skri­pal and his daugh­ter Yu­lia in Sal­is­bury, Wilt­shire, in March. This week, the men claimed they vis­ited the city to see its cathe­dral and had noth­ing to do with the attack.

No10 dis­missed the de­nial as “lies”. And the Bishop of Sal­is­bury, Ni­cholas Holtam, said: “It doesn’t re­ally add up.”

Asked about CCTV footage, he added yes­ter­day: “There’s noth­ing to link [them with] the cathe­dral that we have got, or I think any­body has got.” Putin

The Krem­lin yes­ter­day said they’d con­sider any re­quest by Bri­tain to quiz the sus­pects.

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