Apple Intentionally Slowed Down some Devices

In December, Apple admitted to intentionally slowing down iPhone SE, 6, 6S, and Plus models after the release of iOS 10.2.1.[1] The slowdown was extended to the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with the release of iOS 11.2.

In that statement, Apple argues the slowdowns were in the best interest of its customers. However, as one article pointed out, “[t]here was no mention of the CPU throttling feature or ‘power management’ included with the release notes that accompanied the software update…”.[2] Most IPhone users were left to believe they had only two options, upgrade to a new phone or live with a slow device, unaware that a battery replacement could restore the performance of their devices.

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