Apple Hit With Second Class-Action Lawsuit for Slowing Down Older iPhones

Apple might be slowing down old iPhones to preserve battery life

As we noted in our coverage, this video shows Apple Park starting to live up to its name with gorgeous outdoor scenery.

- Apple Inc has addressed claims from an app company that says the maker of iPhones slows down the performance of older phones.

When contacted by The Verge for comment about the controversy, Apple pretty much owned up to it, though the company stated it enacted this measure in order to fix battery issues and hardware failure.

Chinese users are accusing Apple of being racist because Face ID is not always reliable as expected, at least in China. Apple charges $79 to replace batteries not covered under the phone's warranty.

If you get a newer battery, the phones complete potential can be used without any throttling. However, something has been backfiring Apple and people are bothered about the dame. 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.


Apple said this week that it intentionally slowed down older iPhones, something long suspected by iPhone users.

Perhaps that's one of the reasons Apple iPhones do not allow replaceable batteries, unlike other Android phones at the initial stage.

Essentially, Apple's operating system that was released previous year is created to prevent unexpected shutdowns on older phones, and this is what can slow the phones. It came to the same conclusion saying that the older iPhones indeed ran slower with the latest version of iOS compared to a new phone or a phone with new battery. This is why some Chinese users have started accusing Apple of racism, but we obviously believe that it is just a technical issue and a future update would probably block other Chinese users from unlocking a third party iPhone X. A notification could then be sent stating that the battery needs service, thus helping users address the problem. Slower the performance in the older phones will offer better battery life.

They also stated customers never agreed to Apple's decision to slow down performance speeds in order to conserve battery life.

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