Why your iPhone is getting slower and slower?

Berlin Germany. The new iPhone 5S and 5C phones went on sale all over the world today and hundreds of customers waited

To deal with the problem, Apple's iOS software updates, starting with last year's iOS 10.2.1, included better power management capabilities.

In other words, yes Apple slows old iPhones.

He suggests Apple offer rebates or make it easy for consumers to buy new batteries. Bogdanovich has gone on record in the paperwork as saying that the company's method of slowing performance in older phone models in order to converse battery life was never something that users ever had a say in or agreed upon in any way.

Apple charges $79 to replace the battery of an iPhone not covered by a warranty.

Cue Geekbench. The organisation benchmarked the performance of iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 devices running on different versions of iOS to see how the kernel density changes as the operating system is updated.

But Alphr says Apple's claims are correct as lithium-ion batteries can deteriorate over time. Geekbench has a blog post with a bunch of data from iPhones that have been slowed.

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The tech giant revealed in a statement, reported by Tech Crunch, that it released an update to its iOS operating system past year for its iPhone 6, 6S and SE products.

Apple said it released software previous year that makes those models operate more slowly to countervail problems with their aging lithium ion batteries, which can sometimes cause operational problems or cause phones to unexpectedly shut down.

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices", an Apple spokesperson said in response to an AFP inquiry. Before you freak out, realize that this isn't planned obsolescence created to force you to buy a new iPhone; but still, speed restrictions are speed restrictions. "We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future", the company said in a statement. Now we know for certain that Apple slows old iPhones with reduced battery capacity.

Now that degrading battery performance with time is in the spotlight - and has been linked to sluggish performance - will that impact iPhone sales?

The aging battery means your phone could have trouble operating or might unexpectedly shut down, like happened to the iPhone 6 and 6S past year. While it's possible to do your own battery replacement, it's a delicate and complicated surgery at the risk of doing seriously expensive harm to the device.


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