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Yep, Apple slows down older iPhonesApple confirms it throttles the performance of some iPhones, it says to prevent them shutting down when they have low battery or are very cold.
Apple admits it slows down older iPhones. Earlier this week, Geekbench founder John Poole put up a blog post saying that he believed that Apple introduced a change in iOS to limit the performance of devices depending on the condition of the battery. Back in February it was reported that iPhone 6 and 6s devices were shutting down even though they had about 30% battery life left. Apple acknowledged the problem and said ios 10.2.1 would reduce the amount of unexpected shutdown. So what was the fix, alright user by the handle Kadapse, came up with an explanation saying that apple slow down cpu performance to prevent iPhone from shutting down. Apple made an official statement effectively confirming what Pool and Kadapse had thought. Apple said lithium ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when cold conditions have a low battery charge or as they age over time. Which 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. So if you feel like your old iPhone is running slower than it used to, you might not be imagining things. Are you a fan of this new feature? Let us know. For more coverage, check out cnet.com. I'm Iyaz Akhtar, see you online.