Apple admits to deliberately slowing down older iPhone models
Apple admits to deliberately slowing down older iPhone models
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23 December, 2017, 15:30
After these allegations the tech giant responded actively and Apple Reveals Why iPhones with Older Batteries are Running Slower.
Apple insists that this slowdown feature is not an example of planned obsolescence, and instead is created to protect against battery problems and prolong the life of iPhones.
Extended to the iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, the "feature" will spread to "other products in the future", basically aiming to "prolong the life" of your iDevices... at the expense of overall performance. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.
In a statement this afternoon, Apple explained that this "feature" was first implemented with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE a year ago and most recently came to the iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2.
Last year, Apple released an iOS update with a better power management capability.
The limiting of the peak performance of the iPhone's processor because of Apple's control of how much power the processor can draw ends up slowing down the phones while preventing a sudden shut down.
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The company confirmed that it was altering the performance of select iPhones which have worn out batteries.
Apple'sstatement followed a study this week that asserted Apple curbs the speed of aging iPhones. Apple expects an iPhone to get three years of use, so if you charge your iPhone every night, you might want to get a new battery before its third year of service.
The study that preceded Apple's statement was published Monday by John Poole, the founder of Primate Labs and the Geekbench app, which benchmarks desktop devices and smartphones, including the iPhone.
However, Wiens and other Apple analysts said the company's acknowledgment Wednesday needs to be its first step of many to be more transparent about the iPhone's battery and performance issues.
There has always been insane conspiracies about electronic manufacturers deliberately slowing down their old products in order to get consumers to upgrade to their newer products, but as a turns out, this may actually be true - or at least it seems to be for Apple.
Replacing an iPhone battery with Apple is free if the handset is still under warranty. One of the biggest issues to me is how sneakily Apple implemented this so-called "feature".
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Older batteries are incapable of handling the phone's operation with the same effectiveness as an iPhone with a new battery. On Wednesday, Apple said the feature was implemented on the iPhone 6, 6S and SE past year during a software update.
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