LG, Samsung, Motorola, and HTC claim they don't slow down older phones


The battery replacement cost of the older iPhones has been slashed as Apple faces criticism for slowing down older iPhones with new and updated iOS software. earlier Apple had confirmed that to save the old iPhones like the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and the iPhone 6S from random shutdowns, the company was limiting the performance of these phones. This worldwide reduction will be effective starting in late January and through December 2018.

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The issue affects older models including the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone SE, and iPhone 7. Their previous evasions and attempts to explain the degraded performance of old batteries as a way to prevent unexpected shutdowns; which occurred anyways were not well received by iPhone owners and we now have something of a resolution.

Previous year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions.

Apple's damage limitation exercise begins with a reminder that "Apple products are known for their durability, and for holding their value longer than our competitors' devices", and a statement that the firm wants users to be able to use their iPhones as long as is possible.

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"First and foremost, we have never - and would never - do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades". Although Apple doesn't fix out of warranty phones in India, it only replaces them at an additional cost - the replacement in case the phone is under warranty is free - the company does offer battery replacements for the older iPhones.

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices".

This comes in the wake of lawsuits and public outrage after Apple said it slowed older iPhones.

The reason Apple throttled the peak performance speeds was due to the ageing Lithium-ion battery. The fix was introduced a year ago via an iOS update, and it's been created to calibrate certain system components including the CPU and GPU to prevent quick spikes in the phone's performance. We do not reduce CPU performance through software updates over the lifecycles of the phone. But in more extreme cases, the slowdowns can lead to longer app launch times, lower frame rates while scrolling and decreases in the speaker volume.

So what do iPhone and Apple customers need to know going forward? Details will be provided soon on apple.com. Don't forget to share your views with us.