Apple Finally Admits To Slowing Down Older Phones
Apple issued a rare statement today, revealing software updates DO limit the performance of older iPhones that may have battery issues.
By Cody Briana on December 21, 2017
Wait, what?! Apple issued a rare statement today, revealing software updates DO limit the performance of older iPhones that may have battery issues, CNN reports. Why admit this? Tech analysts and customers have been reporting the recent operating system updates caused older iPhones to slow considerably, with some suggesting this could be a tactic to encourage fans to buy new phones.
Apple insists the updates were made with a different goal in mind. The tech company claims the performance of lithium-ion batteries degrade over time, which can sometimes cause phones to suddenly shut down in order to protect their components. The updates were designed to “smooth out” peak power demands to prevent these surprise shutdowns and ultimately prolong the lifespan of batteries. So why not replace batteries?!
Since Apple admits they slow down old iPhones I'll admit I probably won't buy a new iPhone
— Jeff Zenisek (@jeffzenisek) December 21, 2017
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