Apple Says It Slows Older iPhones To Save Their Battery Life


Apple says that it slows the processors in some of its older phones, such as its iPhone 6s Plus, to match their aging, less powerful batteries.

Confirming iPhone owners’ suspicions that Apple purposefully slows the operation of older phones, Apple says that it does just that — and that slowing down processors makes it easier for old batteries to perform after they’ve begun to lose capacity.

The slowdown affects a range of Apple phones, including the iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S, models that came out in 2016 and 2015, respectively. The company says it plans to apply the same strategy to “other products in the future.” Read more at NPR.



    • Tsk, tsk such cynicism. Altruistic Apple (AA) clearly only has their customers’ best interests at heart. It’s not like AA refused to help the government retrieve terrorists’ encrypted messages from their iPhones, is it?

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