Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older iPhone Models to Provide Better Battery Life


For years, iPhone users have always complained about older iPhone models getting slower in performance, once newer models have been released. Apple has been denying these claims just as long as users have complained. Well, it looks like Apple is now taking a different stance on this issue.


Recently on Reddit, Reddit user TeckFire posted a study he performed on his iPhone 6s.  The finding in this study showed that the performance on his iPhone 6s lowered over time. Not long after TeckFire posted this, a benchmark was performed by GeekBench to confirm the results. Once both of these findings were released, Apple released the following statement below.


“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.”

In summary, Apple is admitting to slowing down the performance on their older iPhone models to help preserve the battery life.  This is crazy, and if I were an iPhone user I would be pretty upset. I have a ton of BlackBerry OS devices and BlackBerry 10 devices that have working batteries and perform very well still. Not to mention the new BlackBerry KEYone and BlackBerry Motion that both give amazing battery life compared to the iPhone.  If you are an iPhone user, how does this make you feel?




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