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Apple Says It Does Indeed Slow Down Older iPhones As They Age

Despite the statement, some iPhone users are not happy with the company, with several taking to social media to express their displeasure.

In a subsequent statement about the issue, Apple said, "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices".

If you have an older iPhone and think that it seems to be running a bit sluggish, you're not insane.

No way that could be happening, right?

A soft way of interpreting Apple's explanation is that the iPhone's processor won't hit peak performance unless the battery is working at peak performance.

Stefan Bogdanovich, a Los Angeles area man who owns an older model iPhone, filed suit against Apple Thursday. So what did the Cupertino, California-based company do in response?

Rogers hasn't commented on its most recent pricing moves, but its executives have said the company competes with Freedom on price but has advantages in terms of network, distribution system and customer care. The company presumes that typical users are more likely to be impacted by battery life reductions than a small loss in compute performance.

Apple claims that Poole's results are attributable to a year-old feature that prevents certain iPhones from "unexpectedly shutting down" when their batteries aren't supplying "peak current" - something that can happen "in cold conditions", on "a low battery charge", or "as they age over time".

The feature, which slows performance to demand less power, has been extended to iPhone 7 handsets with the latest iOS operating software and will be added to other Apple products "in the future", the spokesperson said.

Q: What has Apple said on the matter?

The aging battery means your phone could have trouble operating or might unexpectedly shut down, like happened to the iPhone 6 and 6S a year ago. "Seems like giving someone a slower iPhone rather than fixing a bad battery isn't consumer friendly". Wear level was somewhere around 20% on my old battery.

Apple releases new iPhone models annually, and sales of the handsets power its money-making engine. Drain battery, charge, drain battery, charge - repeat. Apple says that "some features might not work" in this mode, so be warned. Laws proposed in a handful of states would help prevent tech companies from locking down devices with software and make fix manuals available to the public. If you're on a Florida beach or someplace similar, it's best to shield your phone from the sun. What it boils down to is that iOS 10.2.1 and 11.2.0 introduced throttling for different devices, in theory to prevent random shutdown issues. "That is, your battery won't power your device as long on a given charge". One user reported their 2014 iPhone 6's processor was running at a processor clock speed of 600MHz. But there is a thing as too much.

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