Over the past few weeks, we have been hearing all sorts of rumors about Apple slowing down old iPhones to conserve battery power. Apple has now confirmed that they have done this over the course of updates, but now they have explained that it has done to stop handsets from shutting down.
We saw a video yesterday by GeekBench which confirmed this problem with older iPhones and that video explained and demonstrated in detail, You can watch it here.
Now Apple has now released an official statement:
“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, 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.
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. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.”
Source: The Verge