Apple confirms its slowing down old iPhones - here's why

Apple Sued Slow Your Roll ... Not Our Old iPhones!!!

He also believes - like many other users - that it's just a ploy by Apple to get folks to buy the newest iPhone.

The lithium-ion batteries in older devices can't keep up with peak demand for power, Apple says.

According to the spokesperson, the company released a feature previous year for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE that is created to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down".

"So what Apple is saying in their defense is that as the battery ages it can hurt the iPhone itself". From what I can tell, Apple slows down phones when their battery gets too low, so you can still have a full days charge.

Currently, affected models are iPhone 7, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE, with other models potentially receiving the same feature in the future.

If you've ever felt that you iPhone is getting slower in its old age, you're not insane.

In a subsequent statement about the issue, Apple said, "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices".




Apple has further delved into the issue of lithium-ion batteries on its website, which have a limited life span.

It had always been rumored that Apple purposefully caused its phones to slow down over time.

Social media has been abuzz for the last day amid news that Apple has been intentionally limiting the performance of its older iPhone models. The tech company says that this feature is now active in the iPhone 7 as well. "The other problem with holding back on security updates is you lose the security improvements and fixes that Apple makes with every release, thus putting you in danger of ... hackers and whatnot".

The whole controversy began when a Reddit user recently noticed that his old iPhone seemed to have become really sluggish, only to become fast again after a battery replacement. But now the company is being sued for its admission.

However, Apple says it is done exclusively because of the old batteries. Whether rooted in iOS updates or degradation of the internal hardware components, several iPhone users have had enough and, according to TMZ, are taking legal action as a result.

On Slate, technology writer Will Oremus said Apple's secrecy allowed conspiracy theories about planned obsolescence to thrive.

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