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“Slow Down” Battery Options to be made available for Some Iphones

Apple IPhone7

IPhone 7

Last month, Apple apologised when it was found to be deliberately slowing down a number of its devices.
We had reported that here.

A computer code(software) update will let iPhone owners turn off the “battery saver” feature that slows down some models, Apple has now confirmed.

Apple iPhone 6

Apple iPhone 6

The option to turn off off the feature will appear on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, SE, 6S, 6S Plus, 7 and 7plus models.

Last month,  the company faced a lot of barrages for their secretive nature concerning the slowing down of some of it phones.

Customers were angry that Apple had not been upfront concerning its actions before the slowing of phones was discovered.

Many had long suspected the company slowed older iPhones to encourage customers to upgrade.

Apple admitted slowing some phones with ageing batteries however said it had been done to “prolong the life” of the devices.

The ability to turn off the battery saver can appear in iOS 11.3 whenit is released later in 2018.

The company said the feature “dynamically manages maximum performance to forestall any  unexpected  shutdowns” however customers are able to “turn it off”.


Price Drops Globally

Apple Replacement Battery

Apple Replacement Battery

Replacing an affected iPhone’s battery additionally restores its performance.

After the practice of slowing older iPhones was discovered, Apple said it would cut back the price of an out of warranty battery replacement from $79 to $29 in the United States for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later.

In the United Kingdom the price dropped from £79 to £25.

“With such a large amount of older iPhones in the market the battery performance problems became a priority for a lot of customers,” commented Ben Wood from the tech consultancy CCS Insight.

“Apple has also  been   under regulatory scrutiny thus it is probably making an attempt to supply as many choices to consumers as possible  in order that they will decide the most effective  way to maximise the battery life on iPhones that are eligible for the new battery programme.”

This is just  another episode of the phone company trying to appease it customers.


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