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Your money: Apple admits to slowing iPhone battery

Your money: Apple admits to slowing iPhone battery

Apple says to prevent the iPhones from shutting down, it tweaked iOS to slow certain tasks that require more power. It also fanned speculation by some about whether Apple slows down old iPhones to pressure users to upgrade to a newer model.

Apple has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over claims it deliberately slows down older iPhones in order to preserve battery life. To mitigate this issue and similar ones, particularly when batteries get old and begin to drain more quickly, Apple has started to algorithmically alter how the phone uses power.

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers". "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", the company said.

Apple thought it fixed the battery problems some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s users encountered previous year by throttling their processors.

Apple is facing a wave of class action lawsuits alleging that the company deceived customers by slowing down older phones.

Apple said the feature is only applied in cases of extremely high or low temperatures, low charge or an aged battery, and was created to protect the internal components of the phone.




The lawsuits were filed in California and Chicago by groups of iPhone users representing others, who they claim have suffered "economic damage". In the interest of user transparency, AppleInsider suggested to our sources that Apple implement a customer warning that the device is being throttled because of battery wear.

Has your old iPhone been performing sluggishly?

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.

More so many people thought there was something critically wrong with their phone and then just changed their device, instead of addressing the battery issue and getting it replaced.

The problem can be remedied by replacing the phone's battery. Bogdanovich, like a lot of long-time iPhone owners believes this tactic is a ploy by Apple to convince people to buy new phones.

That said, Apple is exclusively responsible for these lawsuits, and it's likely we'll see more class actions against the company for this unexpected #Batterygate scandal.


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