Apple's iPhone Slow Down Got The Company Slapped With A Huge Lawsuit

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Apple said it changed its software previous year for the iPhone 6, 6S and SE to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed".

They argue Apple installed a new feature to throttle old iPhones without the owners' permission.

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.

Of course Apple has an readt prepared excuse for their antics, which is apparently that they SLOW down older models so as to put less strain on the ageing lithium-ion batteries that degrade in performance over time.

"(But) it is a trade-off.

If your iPhone is slowing down, replacing the battery is the only permanent solution.

However, this week a simple advice post online titled "PSA: iPhone slow?" Lithium-ion becomes less capable after hundreds of charges, which can result in phones randomly shutting down.

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This is a pretty typical Apple statement in many ways, but it will be interpreted by many over the days ahead, and nothing can erase the "Apple intentionally slows your iPhone" headlines online.

Secondly, iOS developer Guilherme Rambo‏ followed up Mr. Poole's work and found the existence of "Powerd" in iOS code: a power mode which he stated to be "responsible for controlling the CPU/GPU speed and power usage based on iPhone battery health".

Once word of Poole's test results began to spread, Apple was effectively forced to issue a statement on the matter.

People anxious about performance could replace batteries, which Apple does for free for iPhones covered by warranty or for $79 if that is not the case. Apple charges $79 to replace the battery if the phone is no longer covered by a warranty. So he plotted the kernel density of Geekbench 4 scores for the iPhone 6s on multiple iOS versions. iOS 10.2 turned out to be the version where the performance of the device showed signs of being throttled.

On the other hand, there's a lot of negative reaction to this information, probably because people think Apple could manufacture higher quality hardware that doesn't see its peak performance decline quite so quickly. Tech companies, including Apple.

"So that's really not an ideal situation if you're relying on your phone day to day, like most of us are".

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