Not so good news if you’re an Apple user as Apple admitted that they slowing down their phones, the older iPhones
In their statement, Apple said to have slow down their older phones (iPhone 6/iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE) via a recent software update was necessary because they would want to counter their issue on aging batteries in older phones which causing devices to unexpectedly shut down.
In a statement to Tech Crunch, Apple said, “Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or, as they age over time. This can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.”
“Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.”
As reported, many people are frustrated with the slows down and this pushes them to think about upgrading their phone to the newer version. This can actually be resolved if the user just simply change their older iPhone battery to resolve the issue. People are furious cause Apple haven’t been transparent about this issue.
Biggest Apple fan going, but they are ruining their own brand. Software issues, hardware issues and now proof they purposely slow older iPhones. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
— Mike Rock (@Rockbmi) December 20, 2017
They argue they’re protecting users by optimizing their battery ‘magically’ — so be up front about it and tell them about it.
Anything less is not excusable if you’re lead to believe it’s slow.. when a replacement battery will do the trick.
— ⚡️ Owen (@ow) December 20, 2017
— Patches (@p4tches) December 23, 2017
Apple is slowly dieing… They needed more sales on there new phones.
— Alex Augustine (@AlexAugustinex) December 23, 2017
Are you an older model iPhone user? Did you experience the lagging issue? Well, at least now you know if your iPhone is laggy, you don’t have to buy new one but instead, try changing the battery first which is considerably cheaper!