That Was Quick: Apple Sued For Slowing Down iPhones
That Was Quick: Apple Sued For Slowing Down iPhones
Apple sued in Chicago for slowing down older iPhones
25 December, 2017, 09:08
According to Kuo, Apple is resorting to a bigger battery as the company needs more juice to power upcoming iPhones' "upgraded 3D sensing camera and AR-related functions".
Further information provided revealed that this feature was implemented on the iPhone 6, 6S and SE a year ago during a software update.
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For now, there is nothing from Apple that gives us a definitive explanation about the issue, we will keep you update if Apple makes any note on this particular issue. This means that they only charge at a 50%-60% capacity.
Remarkably, some Reddit users who had also noticed that their iPhone processors were running slowly in phones with older batteries were also reporting that the speed of the phone returned back to normal after replacing the battery. He claims Apple's tactic of slowing down older iPhone models causes users to suffer - specifically those with the 7 or 7s - and take a hit to their wallets.
This sentiment was also echoed by Geekbench's John Poole who as we mentioned first mapped out the drop in performance.
In its statement, Apple said, "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices".
They argue Apple installed a new feature to throttle old iPhones without the owners' permission.
Apple responded by saying that a year ago it released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions.
Apple rolled out the controversial update with iOS 10.2.1 for the iPhone 6 and SE models and iOS 11.2 for the iPhone 7 models.
After confirming that it is deliberately slowing down older iPhones to avoid the devices from shutting down owing to old batteries, Apple is now facing two class-action lawsuits from the iPhone users in the US.
"A lot of people are upset, because phones aren't cheap", Vlahakis said. If your score is "Poor" or lower, it is clear that Apple's fix has slowed down your phone.
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