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No more slow iPhones after next iOS update

by Brandon Russell | January 18, 2018January 18, 2018 2:00 pm EST

If you were upset with Apple’s decision to slow down your old iPhone, an upcoming update to iOS 11 will make you very happy. Apple CEO Tim Cook this week said the company is gearing up to release an update to iOS 11 that will allow users to undo performance throttling of their device.

“If you don’t want it, you can turn it off,” he said in an interview with ABCNews.

As part of the update, the software will inform users when their iPhone is automatically reducing its performance, according to Cook.

The update is in response to backlash from customers about Apple slowing down older iPhones. The company is also offering a discounted battery replacement program, which anyone with an iPhone 6 or later can take advantage of.

“We’re going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it’s very, very transparent,” Cook said. “This hasn’t been done before.”

In the same interview, Cook reiterated that Apple didn’t have an ulterior motive for slowing down old iPhones. Rather, the company did it to keep the user experience consistent across its devices, new or old.

Apple didn’t say when the update for iOS 11 would be available, but users can likely expect something in February or March.


Brandon Russell

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