Apple has Finally Been Exposed For the Shady Performance Patches That Led to Your iPhone Slowing Down
For many years people have complained that their iPhones were slowing down with each new phone that was released, most people thought that it was normal due to the components in the phone becoming out dated, however this whole time Apple was slowing your device down on purpose.
Apple has upset millions of people after they slowed down their fans devices without even telling them, they have also been hit with a massive $27 million fine from the EU and given a very strict warning that if they continue the practise they could be banned from trade and fined much bigger amounts of money. Apple tried to explain their reasoning for slowing down older phones by blaming the batteries; they said that the lithium-ion batteries which power the devices became less capable of supplying peak current demands after a certain amount of time. Apple slowed down the devices in order to protect the batteries and other components that can become dysfunctional over time.
“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,” the technology giant said.
Back in 2017 Apple apologised about the way the customers were treated “At Apple, our customers’ trust means everything to us. We will never stop working to earn and maintain it. We are able to do the work we love only because of your faith and support – and we will never forget that or take it for granted,” Apple said.
They swear that they were not reducing the performance of older iPhones in order to incite an upgrade but instead to simply protect your device, the EU didn’t buy their story and they got hit with a pretty big fine. Sure Apple probably won’t even notice the money is gone after some time but its not about trying to sue Apple for everything they own, it’s about spreading a message and a warning that is almost like a slap on the wrist.
The current devices affected by the Slow down are the following
- iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- iPhone 8 and 8 Plus running iOS 12.1 or higher
- iPhone X running iOS 12.1 or higher
- iPhone XS, XS Max and XR running iOS 13.1 or higher
Apple Speeds them up again but you have to do it!
Since Apple has stuck to their story about the device being slowed down in order to protect the handset, they have released a new feature in the next update that will allow iPhone users to undo the patch that limits the devices performance but they warn customers that the device could become damaged over time and suddenly turn off. They are saying that newer models won’t need the same treatment as the older models meaning Apple doesn’t need to slow them down.
“The effects of performance management on these newer models may be less noticeable due to their more advanced hardware and software design,” – Apple