Apple: Some older iPhones slowed to prevent battery issues

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Apple is focusing on smoothing high peaks of power draw that can cause problems with older batteries.

John Poole, the founder of Primate Labs, said in his analysis of the Geekbench data that "users expect either full performance or reduced performance with a notification that their phone is in low-power mode".

Two reports appeared earlier this week claiming to have discovered the reason that iPhones feel like they slow down over time.

It absolutely doesn't help silence accusers and escape public ridicule that the controversial move is dubbed a "feature", released previous year for the iPhone 6, 6s and SE to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions". But it certainly does not prove conspiracy theories that Apple is doing so to force people to buy a new iPhone. Also, Lithium-ion batteries have a limited life span and they do degrade over a period of time.

Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.

However, Wiens and other Apple analysts said the company's acknowledgment Wednesday needs to be its first step of many to be more transparent about the iPhone's battery and performance issues.

However, Apple could have handled the information a little better.

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iPhone are hitting peaks of processor power, due to which battery was unable to power.

One solution, as Reddit points out, is for customers to replace the batteries in their iPhones, as this will bring it back to life.

Of course, they are too stupid to think about buying a product which does not do this, and many can't even be arsed buying a new battery.

Apple charges £79 ($79) to replace batteries not covered under the phone's warranty.

Some iPhone users had complained about the phenomenon, and Wednesday Apple conceded that starting previous year, iOS software included power management capabilities that slow down the system when it is in danger of shutting down altogether.

That said, it looks like anyone suffering from a throttled iPhone can try the battery replacement therapy and see if it helps. Also let us know which model of the iPhone you have.

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