Apple Is Being Sued For Slowing Down Older iPhones: Just a few days ago we have shared a news in which we have discussed why older iPhones slow down. The tech giant Apple has admitted that they have applied special mechanisms in iOS that restricts iPhone’s performance to avoid any type of battery problems.
The news made it clear that Apple has intentionally slowed down the older iPhones when the batteries show signs of weakening. The company limits the processor of the devices in order to reduce high battery consumptions. However, many have criticised this step for. Users are considering this step as a rude act.
Users were sharing their own opinion on this steps. Few users thought that this was done intentionally to fore users to buy the new version of iPhones. Stefan Bodganovich filed a lawsuit alleging that Apple never asked for consent to intentionally slow down the device.
According to the lawsuit, Stefan Bodganovich owns the iPhone 7 and several other older iPhone models. He has noticed that their “Older iPhone models slows down when new models come out”. He also claims that they have never asked to “choose whether they preferred to have their iPhones slowed than usual”
According to Apple, they were slowing down older iPhones in order to prevent battery issues. Apple just a few days ago said “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.”
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