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Apple confirms about Slowing Down of old iPhones

Apple iPhone is one of the most expensive smartphones available on the market. Recently one of the users got to know about Apple slowing down the phone. It is not to make the user move to the next iPhone but indeed to prolong the life of the iPhone.

It is usually noticed with the Lithium Ion battery that the capacity of the battery to deliver peak power is reduced with every cycle. Hence to provide the best performance and to save the life of the components, Apple lowers the clocks and indirectly slows the device.

Apple in an official statement informs about the same

“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.”

Apple A11
Image shows Apple A11 chipset

Although this is not the best way to do things as this will indirectly make the device slower and slower with each software update.  The user can replace the battery and get the original performance of the phone back. The software counts the remaining cycles of the battery and lowers the performance depending on how much the cell can be stressed healthily.

This does mean the iPhone you are using might have got slower and to escape from the situation you can either stay on the older version of iOS or either can change the battery every two years to stay with the original performance.

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