Apple reportedly slows down older iPhones to reduce battery issues

Apple reportedly slows down older iPhones to reduce battery issues

Apple reportedly slows down older iPhones to reduce battery issues

Introduced a year ago for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE, the feature is aimed at preventing unexpected device shutdowns, the company said.

If your iPhone is slowing down, replacing the battery is the only permanent solution. Apple's fix appears to be throttling the CPU to prevent the phone from randomly shutting down.

"Our benchmarking data shows that, rather than intentionally degrading the performance of older models, Apple actually does a good job of supporting its older devices with regular updates that maintain a consistent level of performance across iOS versions".

Just days after Apple admitted to slowing down older iPhone models in an effort to conserve battery life, the Cupertino-based company was hit with a class-action lawsuit today.

Bogdanovich isn't the only one taking Apple to court over the iPhone slowdown.

Apple recently confirmed to its customers that the power of its older generation processors are capped and devices are "slowed" but explained that the practice is meant to preserve the longevity of the devices rather than kill them off. It has been since expanded to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2.

Apple said it released software past year that makes those models operate more slowly to countervail problems with their aging lithium ion batteries, which can sometimes cause operational problems or cause phones to unexpectedly shut down. We have now extended this feature to the iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2 and we plan to add this feature to other products in the future.

Lithium-ion batteries degrade with use which affects iPhone performance, Apple states. Today, we'll look at that and other Apple Rumors for Thursday.

In a subsequent statement about the issue, Apple said, "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices". In the wake of Apple's admission, some customers are criticizing the company for not being more transparent about how it handles device performance. Apple has long denied this assertion. The company presumes that typical users are more likely to be impacted by battery life reductions than a small loss in compute performance.

Once word of Poole's test results began to spread, Apple was effectively forced to issue a statement on the matter. Lithium-ion becomes less capable after hundreds of charges, which can result in phones randomly shutting down.

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