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Apple apologizes for slowdowns, cuts battery costs

Apple apologizes for slowdowns, cuts battery costs Apple apologizes for slowdowns, cuts battery costs
Guillermo Lane | 29 December, 2017, 02:21

The mea culpa comes after lawsuits and the company's explanation earlier this month that it deploys software updates to compensate for degraded batteries in older iPhones. All the lawsuits put forth the same general complaint: that the intentional throttling of phone performance forced users to upgrade their phones prematurely.

As mentioned above, the belief that Apple has knowingly slowed down iPhones on a regular basis to coax iPhone users into buying new iPhones has been around for years, but it actually became a reality this year, with Apple admitting it does slow down old iPhones starting in 2016.

However, Apple insists the slower performance is being exacerbated by the "continued chemical aging of the batteries in older" phones, many of which are still running on their original batteries.

Stay posted for further information.

In Apple's confirmation of the "feature" it introduced past year, it didn't say that this was a common practice in the smartphone industry or anything of that sort. With the update, iOS dynamically manages the maximum performance of some system components when needed to prevent a shutdown. The company didn't originally consider the batteries in the equation but now believes the the original batteries in older phones are likely playing a role.

Sam Darnold would be 'honored' to play for any National Football League team
The Giants are likely to end up with the No. 2 pick and could be in a prime position to take a quarterback. There is no word yet on whether Darnold will choose to go pro after the season.


From January through December of 2018, Apple said it will reduce the price of out-of-warranty battery replacement from $79 to $29.

"We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down", Apple said in its posting.

iPhone X (and future flagship) performance is still very important to Apple, but this new strategy should smooth out bumps in the company's financial performance. In the meantime, if you have an older phone and want to get as much power out of it as you can, it might be worth taking advantage of the reduced battery replacement program.

The iPhone maker also said it would issue an iOS software update in early 2018 with "new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone's battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance". We are able to do the work we love only because of your faith and support - and we will never forget that or take it for granted.

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