Older iPhones slowing down due to ageing batteries, admits Apple

Published on December 21, 2017

The internet is currently filled with reports that suggest that Apple is purportedly integrating batteries of such a nature that as the device gets older, the performance becomes slower. These rumours have been driving the Apple fans crazy with rage, as they are forced to purchase newer iPhone devices to replace their older handsets, regardless of whether or not they wish to do so. After endless rumours and speculations, even Apple has admitted to the fact that the slow-down of older iPhone devices is indeed due to its ageing battery.

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According to a report by The Guardian, this problem began with the launch of iPhone 6, 6S and SE back in 2016. The line-up arrived with a software update which relatively slowed down the speed of the device’s functionality by linking it directly to the smartphone’s battery.

The Cupertino technology giant attempted at fixing the problem by releasing a software update for the same. However, the problem occurred again after the latest IOS 11.1 software update was released. Newer smartphones – including iPhone 7 and later models – are not affected as much as the older ones are. Several experts in this field have come forward with explanations for the matter, suggesting that it is majorly due to the update that Apple released.

However, Apple never indeed commented on the issue until today. The company has finally confirmed that the update slowed down phones that have old batteries. Since old cells have lower charge and are more often than not, cold, they end up outputting slower performance. “Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which include overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices,” an Apple spokesperson said.

This news is not being perceived by Apple iPhone users positively. Whether Apple plans on fixing the problem is something that only time will tell.

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