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Apple Says It Does Indeed Slow Down Older iPhones As They Age

22 December 2017, 01:08 | Jenny Fowler

Apple Says It Does Indeed Slow Down Older iPhones As They Age

Apple Says It Does Indeed Slow Down Older iPhones As They Age

According to the spokesperson, the company released a feature previous year for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE that is created to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down".

Before you go through the hassle, though, dig through your iPhone's settings (here's how) and see if your battery actually needs to be replaced.

It had always been rumored that Apple purposefully caused its phones to slow down over time.

Last year, Apple released an iOS update with a better power management capability.

There might be a good reason for that, Apple confirmed to media outlets Thursday: The company is deliberately slowing down some iPhones, albeit for a good reason.

While Apple's approach here makes sense, the company should have been more forthright about it from the get-go; especially since iPhone users, for years on end, were told that they were insane for even suggesting that Apple would purposefully slow down older devices.

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This is a pretty typical Apple statement in many ways, but it will be interpreted by many over the days ahead, and nothing can erase the "Apple intentionally slows your iPhone" headlines online. Apple's effectively forcing consumers to accept a slower device as their phone gets older. So he plotted the kernel density of Geekbench 4 scores for the iPhone 6s on multiple iOS versions. iOS 10.2 turned out to be the version where the performance of the device showed signs of being throttled.

When an iPhone's processor makes a big current draw from a flagging battery, the battery can deliver the current in spikes that can potentially damage the phone's electronics. Apple charges $79 to replace the battery if the phone is no longer covered by a warranty.

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've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support to other products in the future". In the wake of Apple's admission, some customers are criticizing the company for not being more transparent about how it handles device performance.

The batteries may need to be serviced or recycled, according to the company.

Q: What has Apple said on the matter?

The lithium-ion batteries in older devices can't keep up with peak demand for power, Apple says.



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