Apple has been intentionally slowing down older iPhones, and some of its users aren’t happy about it.
This week the company faced a backlash over revelations that it has slowed the performance of older Iphones, some users didn’t believe the company’s explanation and others complaining about the lack of transparency.
The whole controversy began when a customer shared performance tests on Reddit, suggesting their iPhone 6S had slowed down considerably as it had aged but had suddenly sped up again after the battery had been replaced.
“I used my brother’s iPhone 6 Plus, and his was faster than mine? This is when I knew something was wrong,” wrote TeckFire.
Eventually, Apple responded and admitted that yes, the company slowed down the Iphones to prevent the phone from suddenly shutting down when the battery wasn’t able to deliver the power needed for peak performance.
Apple stated that it introduced those breaks with an iOS update last year to slow down aging iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE models.
“We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future,” the company stated.
Some users aren’t happy with Apple’s explanation, or even the fact that the company called slowing down the Iphones a feature.
Some people agreed that the company did the right thing.