Thursday, 21 June, 2018

Apple admits to slowing iPhones as batteries age

Apple might be slowing down old iPhones to preserve battery life Apple sued by users after it admitted to slowing down older iPhones
Kayla Schwartz | 24 December, 2017, 02:06

They argue Apple didn't have consent to slow their phones and that they are entitled to compensation.

Apple is intentionally slowing down older iPhones for a number of reasons, mainly to help prevent sudden unexpected shutdowns.

They claimed to do this to "to protect its electronic components" as their batteries age and become less potent and, therefore, make the device last longer.

It's also obvious that Apple, which makes its devices hard to open and fix, could do a better job helping consumers understand the benefits of battery replacement if they indeed wanted to.

Interestingly, it's possible both of these lawsuits could have been avoided had Apple just been more upfront about what its software updates were doing. Instead, Apple's decision to purposefully slowdown or throttle down these devices was undertaken to fraudulently induce consumers to purchase the latest iPhone versions of the iPhone 7, as well as new phones such as the iPhone 8 and iPhone X'.

People anxious about performance could replace batteries, which Apple does for free for iPhones covered by warranty or for $79 if that is not the case.

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Here is the complete details on Apple slowing down older iPhones. What this means is if you have an older iPhone with pathetic performance, replacing its battery with a new one would speed up the old device tremendously.

If you get a newer battery, the phones complete potential can be used without any throttling.

In a statement to The Verge, Apple said: "Last year we 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".

The company said it was to stop phones with degraded batteries from shutting down unexpectedly - not to push frustrated customers into upgrading.

The problem can be remedied by replacing the phone's battery. As battery life degrades, a smartphone's ability to achieve the same performance with less efficient battery use degrades as.

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices", Apple told CNBC.

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