Apple CEO Tim Cook earlier this week, confirmed that the company is working on a new software update that will enable iPhone owners to turn off the feature that essentially slows their devices down – a topic that has experienced much controversy in the recent past, especially from the time it was discovered by the mass audience.
The Cupertino giant plans on releasing a test version of its IOS software first, which will take place sometime next month. The software update will come with the ability to showcase user’s information regarding the health of their batteries. The update will essentially fix the iPhone slow-down issue by turning off the feature that causes it.
According to a report published by Deccan Chronicle, Cook confirmed that the phone-slowing feature was released last year with the main objective to extend the lives of the iPhone batteries. He further went on to admit that while they informed the owners about it, they should have been clearer at providing the same information.
“We will tell somebody we are reducing your performance by some amount in order to not have an unexpected restart, and if you don’t want it, you can turn it off,” Cook said. “We don’t recommend it because we think that people’s iPhones are really important to them and you can never tell when something is so urgent. Our actions were all in service of the user.”
When media publications tried reaching out to Apple regarding when they plan on releasing this software update, they refused to comment. Therefore, we still don’t have a specific timeline as to when this update might be made available. Apple confirmed on December 20 last year that its iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE models have purportedly been slowed down so that their batteries do not age quickly over time. The firm is already faced with over 30 lawsuits due to this matter.