We don't need to tell you that all smartphones will perform slower in time, but Apple just wants you to know that if you think your iPhone is getting slower, you're right and they did it on objective.
Apple explained on Wednesday why iPhones with older batteries may have lower peak processor performance, as was shown in benchmark tests published earlier this week. Apple expects an iPhone to get three years of use, so if you charge your iPhone every night, you might want to get a new battery before its third year of service.
'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.
The limiting of the peak performance of the iPhone's processor because of Apple's control of how much power the processor can draw ends up slowing down the phones while preventing a sudden shut down.
"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices", Apple said in a statement.
As it was, Apple's silence on the matter allowed - nearly encouraged - a revival of the "planned obsolescence" meme, whereas all owners actually need is a new battery. As sometimes batteries age up if you put them in sun.More news: A close look at Meghan Markle's eyebrow transformation
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"I believe (as do others) that Apple introduced a change to limit performance when battery condition decreases past a certain point", wrote Poole. We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.
Opinions and studies remained divided on this issue. That's not necessarily the case, however, as Apple has good reason to throttle performance if the alternative is random shutdowns.
"In essence, this is a matter of the battery not being able to perform, and the device having to compensate", said McCall.
However, Apple's statement comes in response to recent claims that replacing the battery in old iPhones will restore the CPU speeds.
That said, it looks like anyone suffering from a throttled iPhone can try the battery replacement therapy and see if it helps. "They should not revert back". The company said it's to keep the phone functional as the battery wears down. Also let us know which model of the iPhone you have.