- Apple Acknowledges Reports About Slowing Down iPhone After Year of Use
When you feel like your phone battery is slowing down, what do you do?
You try to use it less, clean out your phone processor and at the end, have the battery changed. That is harder for phones that do not have the facility to have the batteries changed easily.
One of these phones is the Apple iPhone. The back of the iPhone does not come off easily and replacing its battery is almost impossible.
So, there have been myths going around regarding the battery issues in the iPhone. Some Reddit users believe that the iPhone batteries wear down after a year of use and the iPhone starts to slow down.
There are also rumors however that Apple intentionally slows down the phone processors after a whole year of usage. While this rumor was supported on the claim by Geekbench developer John Poole that Apple slows down the iPhone to force its customers into buying the new iPhone model, Apple has finally addressed the truth behind the rumors.
According to sources at Apple, the company does intentionally slows down the processors of the iPhone in use after a year. They clarified however that this practice is to save the battery life of the iPhone.
The company sources stated that the lithium-ion battery wears down with use and after a year, its charging process slows down. This causes the phone to slow down.
So, by intentionally slowing down the processor of the iPhone, they ensure a longer battery life for the phone. Apple has acknowledged that they have been using this method since the last year for iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE.
They said that they will be implementing it on iPhone 7 as well. There has been no confirmation that Apple does this to persuade its users to buy the newer model of the iPhone.
Apple does offer battery replacement for the iPhone at $79. For that, the customer has to take their iPhone to an Apple Store or mail it to the company. That means that the user will be missing their iPhone for 2-3 days.
Experts are discussing however that with the high price tag starting from $700 to $1000, the phone should have a more powerful battery or a battery with a longer life.
Apple has revealed that they are working on a L-shaped battery design which will enable them to put more powerful batteries in the future models of iPhone. In the meanwhile, the users of older models of iPhone will face slow processing issues.
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