Apple confirms to slow down battery work on old iPhones
Apple finally confirms that company intentionally slows down old models of iPhones.
Have you ever noticed that once you upgraded your iPhone to new iOS it began to work slowly? Apple recently confirmed a long time circulating rumours. Bloggers wrote before that probably company could do it intentionally. Apple finally confirmed that it slows down the old models of iPhones such as iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE in order to save the batteries of the old devices.
Actually, it sounds a bit strange. In fact, you can replace your old battery and once you insert the new one the CPU starts to work normally as if you have a new iPhone. Looks like Apple is doing it on purpose. To motivate people to buy new iPhones and throw away their old ones. Seems a bit dishonest but Apple says that their goal is to provide “the best experience for customers”. If to take it into consideration that new iPhone models start from $999, it is a very expensive experience. It is not only the best but very very huge price if to compare with the replacement of your old battery.
Apple statement released today.
Here is Apple’s statement on the battery/CPU issue:
“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. 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 can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.
“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. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.”