Published: Fri, December 22, 2017
Sci-tech | By Bennie Mills

Apple admits it deliberately slows old iPhones to improve performance

Apple admits it deliberately slows old iPhones to improve performance

"We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future", Apple said in a statement shared with TechCrunch.

This seems to be have been the case after owners of iPhone 6S began finding their devices would turn off abruptly, even though there was about 30-40 percent charge remaining in the battery.

Have you ever noticed that after a year or so, it feels like your iPhone is just a bit ... slower?

However the handset suddenly sped up again after the battery was replaced.

It's been whispered as a conspiracy theory for years, but today, Apple admitted it once and for all - they design iPhones to slow down as they get older on goal.

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Reddit user TeckFire first posted to the /r/iPhone subreddit, showing two scores from Geekbench: one from before they replaced their battery, and one from after. You'd expect battery life to improve after replacing a battery, obviously.

Lithium-ion batteries are used in smartphones, laptops and many other electronic devices, and generate energy by the chemical reaction triggered by plugging in a charger, thanks to positively charged ions and electrons running in a circuit. Apple says it's intentionally throttling the speed of phone processors, to prevent random shutdowns.

Since then, Apple has confirmed that it is throttling iPhone performance as iPhone batteries age and their capacity deteriorates.

"The phone shutting down by itself and having a shorter battery life are minor inconveniences by comparison".

While Apple may be suggesting that it's degrading the processing power of its phones so that they last longer, there's no simple way to get out of that situation.

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It addressed the issue after Primate labs founder John Poole analysed iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 performance over time.

Users expect either full performance, or reduced performance with a notification that their phone is in low-power mode.

"This fix creates a third, unexpected state", Poole wrote.

Apple explained that older batteries might have lower peak processor performance because makers have limited how much an iPhone processor can draw - therefore limiting that peak performance. This will likely feed into the "planned obsolecense [sic]" narritive [sic].

It should be said that none of this has been confirmed (or denied) by Apple. "Why not just offer to replace the battery instead?"

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Users wondering about the status of their phone's battery can check with apps such as Battery Life by RBT Digital, or by visiting an Apple Store.

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