What We’ve All Thought Is True, Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older iPhones

Apple slowing down older iPhones

A long-running Apple-user theory has been verified, but it’s not for the reason we all thought. As many of us believed, every time Apple released a new iPhone, they also released a new operating system that we all are eventually forced to upgrade to, which would then miraculously turn your phone into a piece of sh*t, so you’d be forced to buy a new phone. “Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones” Theory

What We’ve All Thought Is True, Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older iPhones

In a statement released to TechCruch on Thursday, Apple admitted to slowing down older phones. However, they also said this was with the customer’s best interest at heart. By slowing down older phones through software updates they could try to improve upon performance and prevent these older phones from spontaneously shutting off.

Apple’s statement read: 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.

Yikes! Sounds like this somewhat-still-sketchy system of Apple slowing down older iPhones is here to stay. That being said, anyone jumping on the Samsung ship?

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