Its Official, Apple Admits To Slowing Down Older Iphones

24 December, 2017, 03:36 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • Apple might be slowing down old iPhones to preserve battery life

It was a CPU speed limit created to stop older model iPhones from demanding too much from batteries with diminished capacity, thus preventing the handsets from rapidly running out of power and shutting down.

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices", an Apple representative said, according to TechCrunch.

Owners of iPhones have long said that their devices seem to slow down over time and that replacing the battery seems to boost performance.

Mr Pool found that Apple was deliberately slowing its Iphone 6 model phones by issuing a software update that diverted power from the main processor.

The two California plaintiffs, Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas, are seeking damages saying that Apple's actions caused them to suffer "economic damages and other harm for which they are entitled to compensation".

Instead, Apple is only attempting to fix a known issue with iPhone battery degradation.

When Apple released iOS 10.2.1 in January 2017 code was included that addressed unexpected reboots on iPhone SE, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s phones.

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The man claims to own iPhone 7 and an "iPhone 7S".

A class-action lawsuit recently filed in California alleges that Apple never requested or gained consent from customers to "slow down their iPhones".

If your old iPhone is slowing down and you think Apple's throttling could be to blame, you don't need to phone a lawyer.

Furthermore, the company claimed that its software updates for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 are created to "smooth out" peak power demands, prevent these surprise shutdowns and ultimately prolong the lifespan of batteries. The iPhone 7 was first launched in September 2016, and was subject to Apple's throttling mechanism in iOS 11.2. "But you could also just get a new battery for about $80". One accuses it of trying to "fraudulently induce consumers to purchase the latest iPhone versions".

Poole also criticized Apple's quiet, behind-the-scenes power management.

A second lawsuit against Apple, as reported by Chicago Sun Times, has also come into the limelight. Apple had explained that older batteries lose the ability to supply peak charge and hence the performance had to be fine-tuned in the older iPhones.

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