Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones


The new of Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones has been doing rounds lately. Consumers reported that after updating their iOS, the older phones have started to perform slower. Apple Inc., in its latest addressal has admitted that the latest update that was provided affects Older Phone models like iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone 7 and iPhone SE, without users’ consent to cope with ageing batteries.

As the news of Apple Slowing Down Older Phone was highlighted, At least eight separate class-action lawsuits have been filed in the US in relation to the admission. The concerned entities in such regard has argued that Apple did not have consent of users to slow their devices.

Moreover,  as per the article of a renowned websites, the evaluation of performance data by the benchmarking firm Primate Labs clearly showed the "artificial inhibition" of the iPhone’s performance, which prompted Apple’s admission.


Why is Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones?

Apple Inc. has iterated that the problem was that ageing lithium batteries delivered power unevenly, which could cause iPhones to shut down unexpectedly, which would harm the iPhones' to a great extent. Many people argue that Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones is a part of their strategy to overcome battery damages' cover in the long run.

Many Technology pundits argue that Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones is a cunning strategy in order to make consumers across the globe to purchase new Apple iPhone Models.


What Apple had to say in defence of Slowing Down Older Phone?

Soon after the allegations and media frenzy, Apple issued a statement on their official website. An excerpt from statement:

“We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for iPhones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process. We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down.

“We apologise. There’s been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we’re making.

“First and foremost, we have never – and would never – do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.

“Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that.”


After the disastrous PR scenario, Apple has offered battery replacement program with price cuts and also announced an update to preserve batter in the long run.

At present, Apple Inc., with regard to Slowing Down Older iPhones without consent of consumer is facing legal prosecutions in United States, South Korea, and France.

How Can You Save Your Old iPhone?

Post BatteryGate; Apple Slowing Down Older iPhones',  it was found that older iPhones evidently become faster after the battery was replaced. It would be suggested that before you decide to buy a new iPhone, replace the battery of the older one to see if it performs better.

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