Apple admits to slowing iPhones, you're not imagining it


It was only a matter of time before the lawsuits would start raining down after Apple admitted to throttling CPU performance on older iPhones. And this is the choice Apple made: let the phone just run at full speed and kill the prematurely aged batteries or slow down the phone so the battery would last longer.

As iPhone owners for "several years", Bogdanovich and Speas are seeking class-action status, targeting both nationwide and California classes of those who owned iPhone models earlier than the iPhone 8. In the California filing, Bogdanovich and Speas allege that Apple never requested user consent to slow the phones down and were never given the option to bargain or choose if they wanted their phones to perform slower than normal.

Past 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.

"Apple's decision to purposefully. throttle down these devices", it says, "was undertaken to fraudulently induce consumers to purchase the latest" iPhone.

John Poole, founder of software company Primate Labs, looked into the issue and on Monday shared research indicating declines in performance appeared to be linked to an iPhone operating system upgrade.

Yesterday, Apple confirmed the accusations that it was intentionally slowing down the performance of its iPhones in order to combat the repercussions of battery degradation. The company has long faced criticism from fix advocates for making its batteries hard for users to replace on their own.

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If Apple is going to drop the performance of a smartphone because of poor battery life, it should replace an iPhone's battery at no charge. "We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future".

A second lawsuit against Apple, as reported by Chicago Sun Times, has also come into the limelight.

Consumers seem to believe that Apple's motives were less than honest.

The company said it did this not to force people to upgrade, but to stop iPhones from drawing more power from the battery than it's capable of, causing the device to suddenly shut off.

The multi-national company says it was trying to help preserve battery life and avoid phones crashing, but some customers say it's a ploy to sell more phones.