After the famous battery gate issue, Apple has finally agreed to share if your iPhone will slow down with the iOS update. This move came after the UK Competition and Markets Authority started investigating the issue in early 2018.
Apple admitted that it is throttling old iPhones in conjunction with battery age. The UK government announced on its website today that Apple has formally agreed to better notify customers when an iOS update might affect iPhone performance.
“To ensure compliance with consumer law Apple has formally agreed to improve the information it provides to people about the battery health of their phones and the impact performance management software may have on their phones,” the U.K. government said on its website.
The CMA’s investigation focused on concerns that people were not warned that their phone’s performance could slow down following a software update to manage the power demands on batteries.
Last February, Apple added new iPhone Battery Health and performance management features. This allows consumers to choose the “Peak Performance” option – and run the risk of unexpected shutdowns – to avoid throttling. Apple also reduced the cost of battery replacement to just $29.
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