Apple Admits Slowing Down Older iPhone Models On Purpose

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Many Apple users feel that once there is a shiny new Apple iPhone released, their current iPhones begin working less well.

Even though it has usually been debunked that there is actually a change to the battery life when the latest iPhone model hits the market, it turns out that Apple actively does influence the performance of the old phone of the users in another way.

The shocking revelation which might have many iPhone fans annoyed came after the analyses of phone performances.

Apple admitted that the company slows down some of their older iPhone models on purpose. However, it says that it is in order to manage the performance of the battery of the phone, which gets worse over time.

Many people have been in doubt that their phone begins to function less well after the release of a new version. However,  a recent study, for example, using data from over 100,000 benchmark tests discovered only “minor variations within normal levels.”

Here is what Apple had to say: “Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, [when they] 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. Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers.”