Older iPhone performance slow-downs to be addressed in future update
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Older iPhone battery performance slow-downs to be addressed in future update

Toggle for older iPhone performance slow-downs arriving in next iOS update

The next iOS update will finally allow users to disable battery performance slow-downs on their older phones. Apple CEO Tim Cook shared how the company has been working on making this happen. This news succeeds last month’s, in which Apple confirmed intentionally throtting performane on iPhones with older batteries. Apparently, this prevents possible issues that come with batteries as they age.

Cook stated in an interview with ABC News that a developer release of the said update will roll out next month. Thus, the update will most likely arrive much later for the public. Apple will also provide users battery health information for transparency, he adds. The feature, of course, seems to be a first for smartphone technology.

In addition, Cook reveals that the update will inform users when performance slows down, if this serves to curb any unexpected shutdowns. The toggle, apparently, will be made available for users to turn on and off at will. Cook maintains, however, that Apple does not fully recommend doing so. This also reflects in Apple’s previous apology letter, addressed to berating customers last December. Currently, multiple class-action lawsuits await Apple regarding the matter.

As many expect to receive the next developer beta in early February update, the next iOS 11 update might roll out to the public around March.

 

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