- Jan 31, 2005
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https://www.cnet.com/news/apple-slows-down-older-iphone-battery-issues/#ftag=CAD-09-10aai5bThe company says the practice deals with problems -- like unexpected shutdowns -- caused by aging batteries or cold conditions.
If you think your older iPhone seems to run slower, you're not crazy.
Apple on Wednesday said a software feature released last year makes your phone operate more slowly to offset problems with its aging lithium ion battery. As batteries get older, they don't hold their charges as well as newer batteries, and can have worse problems when the charge is low or the temperature is cold.
The aging battery means your phone could have trouble operating or might unexpectedly shut down, like happened to the iPhone 6 and 6S last year. The processors in those devices wanted to hit faster speeds, but their batteries couldn't handle the demand, prompting some phones to simply switch themselves off.
Utter bull**** and one of the many reasons I will never own an Apple product.