Tim Cook Says iPhone Users Can Turn Off Throttling -- Soon


In addition, users will also be given the option to disable the throttling to maintain normal CPU performance. On Wednesday, Cook apologized about not being more transparent about the feature but said Apple reached out to iPhone users to alert them about the feature.

On Thursday, Apple says it will release a test version of iOS next month that shows owners their phone's battery health-a feature long before available in Apple's Macbook and Macbook Air laptops.

We will tell somebody we're slightly reducing your performance by some amount in order to not have an unexpected restart and if you don't want it, you can turn it off.

However, Apple said it doesn't do "anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades".

It's the latest sign of trouble for Apple over the power-management feature it introduced in iOS 10.2 and again in iOS 11 to counter unexpected shutdowns on iPhones with aged batteries. Now, we don't recommend it, because we think people's iPhones are really important to them, and you never can tell when something so urgent.

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"Maybe we should have been clearer at a point in time but our actions were always the purest".

You can check out the complete statement starting from 4:30 in the below video interview. "We apologize", Apple said in a statement on December 28. Just days after the issue got an official confirmation, the iPhone maker faced some lawsuits and mass-level consumer outrage from countries around the globe.

Following the accusation of battery-related iPhone performance problems, Apple has started offering battery replacements for affected models for $29 - a discount of $50 from the usual battery replacement cost of $79. This caused the aforementioned devices to reduce performance by up to 50 percent if the system determines that the battery is degraded. Even if you score an appointment at an Apple Store or Best Buy for a battery replacement, it doesn't mean that the actual location has any of the batteries you need in stock.

The new option is likely to arrive in March, as part of the next update to iOS 11. It may answer all the ongoing questions about the features improving the performance of older iPhone models.