Lawmakers want answers from Apple over throttling old iPhones

Lawmakers want answers from Apple over throttling old iPhones

Lawmakers want answers from Apple over throttling old iPhones

Apple's solution to this debacle, for now, has been to cut the price of battery replacements to $29, if they do not want to experience slowdowns. Apple wants to ensure that users do not lose a call, miss taking a picture, or have any part of their iPhone experience interrupted because of unexpected shut downs.

Apple CEO Tim Cook has indicated that users will soon be able to turn off the power management feature on iPhones.

APPLE CEO Tim Cook has said that a future iOS update will let users opt-out of a so-called "feature" that throttles the performance of older iPhones with degraded batteries.

The company claims the software feature was meant to improve battery health for older iPhone models.

"When we did put it out, we did say what it was, but I don't think a lot of people were paying attention and maybe we should have been clearer as well", Cook said. Ever since the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, users have begun pointing out that older iPhones start getting slower around the time a new one is set to release. The company then issued an apology letter saying they had disappointed customers, and introduced a battery replacement program at reduced pricing.

We will tell somebody we're slightly reducing, or we're reducing your performance by some amount in order to not have an unexpected restart. It made changes to the iOS operating system, so as to manage ageing lithium-ion batteries in some devices.

The iPhone throttling issue that Apple brought upon itself previous year shows no signs of going away any time soon, but Apple CEO Tim Cook finally acknowledges that the company should have been clearer with iPhone owners.

Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone's battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.

"If anybody out there believes we did something nefariously we apologise for any kind of thing that we did or didn't do".

The iPhone maker said that just $75 billion of that total number will come from "planned capital expenditures in the United States", new investments in manufacturing, and its repatriation tax payment. The disable throttling option is expected to be released with their developer beta in February and it could be available as a final public release sometime in March.

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