With the arrival of new mobile phones, users often complain about the slower work of older mobile phones. Many believe that technology companies deliberately slow down old devices to sell more rapidly, and Apple recently admitted slowing the work of old iPhones.
Namely, Reddit users have noticed that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhone devices with smaller capacity batteries. While iPhone users have experienced a number of slowdowns due to iOS system development, there is evidence today that Apple reduces processor speed when cell phone battery capacity worsens.
Geekbench Programmer John Poole has analyzed the performance for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 and has come to the conclusion that Apple’s iOS operating systems update 10.2.1 and 11.2.0 are a threat to these devices.
Operating System 10.2.1 is designed to reduce accidental unlocking of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S. This Apple upgrade seems to slow down the CPU, while system 11.2.0 is a similar threat to iPhone 7 devices with older batteries.
However, some Redditor users state that their performance and CPU speeds are back to normal after replacing the battery. John’s reports are particularly troubling because any iPhone slowdown can lead the owners to upgrade the entire device, instead of just replacing the battery.
“Many users will begin to think that their phone is slow and they need to be replaced instead of just replacing the battery,” says Poole.
From Apple, they commented on the Pools, and in essence confirmed that they slow down the old iPhone devices.
“Our goal is to provide the best customer experience, including comprehensive performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries over time become less responsive to high demands when in cold conditions because they have problems with delivering maximum power, which can lead to unexpected shutdown devices to protect electronic components, “they said from Apple.
Apple says it has introduced new iOS features for iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE devices last year, which sometimes deliberately reduce the performance of the device to make it easier to work with the problematic battery. That is supposedly stopped suddenly by extinguishing the cell phone. The same option Apple also expanded this year on the iPhone 7, and say they plan to provide similar support to other devices as well.