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Lawsuits crop up over Apple's slowing down of older iPhones

Sandra Phillips | 31 December, 2017, 08:09

Apple has apologized to customers for how it rolled out an update that can slow down older iPhones.

The good news is that replacing the battery on your iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, or iPhone 7 should help it get back to full strength.

In a lengthy message posted on its site Thursday, the company gave an in-depth explanation for the controversial update. The price would then reset to $79. But some have viewed it as a strategy to frustrate customers and get them to buy a new Apple device.

She said that the total amount of compensation sought through the class action would likely be "well in excess of $1 billion".

Apple says in early 2018 it plans to issue an iPhone software update with new features that let you see if your battery is affecting performance. Out of the billion-plus consumer base of the iPhone, "350 million of them will upgrade next year", says Ives. However, if you still use an older iPhone, you're out of luck with Apple as they are not extending the offer to any older models.

Though, the company did come out with an announcement yesterday regarding the issue.

Apple has mentioned in its letter that they would never do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product.

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Apple also said it will cut the price of a battery replacement in Canada by $64 - to $35 - through next year.

At the time, Joswiak defended Apple's decision to design the original iPhone without an easily removable battery, which was a common design decision at the time.

We don't know what this new iOS feature will be, but I'd expect battery management software similar to their main competitor; Samsung. It affected the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone SE. Apple later rolled out the same update for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. Only time will tell on whether or not it'll help in preventing these lawsuits from sticking.

A few days later, Apple confirmed that it was slowing down the older iPhones, but said that this was ensure better user experience with an older battery. Only if these variables require it, iOS will dynamically manage the maximum performance of some system components, such as the CPU and GPU in order to prevent unexpected shutdowns.

Apple just released a letter apologising to its consumers for the slowing down of older iPhones due to ageing batteries.

While much of the focus in the press and among Apple enthusiasts will nearly certainly be on the next iPhone X and its larger sibling, I think that the 6.1-inch LCD model could have a huge impact on the performance of Apple's iPhone business in the coming product cycle.

Dr Robert Merkel, a software engineering lecturer at Monash University, agreed that it "did not appear unreasonable" for Apple to throttle the (central processing unit) to avoid a reboot due to a battery that can not supply enough current.


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