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Apple admitted that they intentionally slow down iPhones with old batteries

Rumors that Apple is possibly slowing down old iPhones with ageing batteries to make them last longer were confirmed by Apple themselves today.
Apple admitted that they intentionally slow down iPhones with old batteries
The iPhone 7 Plus

Apple is intentionally turning down the clock speed of the older iPhone models to prevent its battery life from decreasing over time and make it last longer.

In a message to TechCrunch, Apple stated that this released feature for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE to maintain battery life over time. It would also prevent the phone from shutting down in cold conditions.

In addition, Apple has also confirmed that the iPhone 7 got this feature with the iOS 11.2 update.

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.

Also, expect this update to arrive to more iPhones in the future.

Related: Apple to Customers: We Do Not Shorten the Lifespan of Apple Products

However, Apple should have been clear about this feature from the start.

What do you think guys?

Source: TechCrunch
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