Eventually, Apple responded and admitted that yes, the company had indeed been throttling the performance of some phones with aging batteries. 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... Introduced previous year for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE, the feature is aimed at preventing unexpected device shutdowns, the company said. Apple said that it introduced those breaks with an iOS update a year ago to slow down aging iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE models. They were promoting $0 offers for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S7 smartphones and some older Apple phones.
Apple has since introduced the feature to the iPhone 7 with the release of iOS 11.2-first made available earlier this month-and said it plans to continue to add support for other products going forward.
iPhone users have long complained their devices seem to slow down when new models are released.
Apple said it wanted to "prolong the life" of customers' devices.
It slows your phone down if it has an old battery or if you're in a place with extremely cold temperatures. The processors in those devices wanted to hit faster speeds, but their batteries couldn't handle the demand, prompting some phones to simply switch themselves off.
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I don't know about you but to me this smells like a scam that encourages customers upgrade from what should be perfectly fine for several more years iphone's.
Social media has been abuzz for the last day amid news that Apple has been intentionally limiting the performance of its older iPhone models.
On the other hand, there's a lot of negative reaction to this information, probably because people think Apple could manufacture higher quality hardware that doesn't see its peak performance decline quite so quickly.
John Poole, the founder of software company Primate Labs, wrote on Geekbench, that Apple had itself to blame for this theory taking hold.
However, Apple says it is done exclusively because of the old batteries. Apple charges $79 to replace the battery of an iPhone that's no longer covered by a warranty. In a rare statement issued to TechCrunch, Apple acknowledged the benchmark results posted by users and said it's trying to avoid cases of unexpected shutdown.