Tim Cook on iPhone slowdown: Future iOS update to make performance throttling optional, upcoming developer beta to bring battery management features

By Adamya Sharma | Published on 18 Jan 2018

The Apple CEO has said that users who are willing to risk unexpected shutdowns will be able to disable performance throttling on their iPhones in the future.

Tim Cook on iPhone slowdown: Future iOS update to make performance throttling optional, upcoming developer beta to bring battery management features

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has opened up about the company’s plans to address performance throttling on iPhones in an interview with ABC. Cook was asked about an update on the issue, to which he responded saying that the next iOS developer beta will carry the promised battery management features. He also revealed that the developer beta including the new features will be released next month, and a public release will follow after. Apple had earlier apologised for throttling performance on iPhones to avoid unexpected shutdowns due to ageing batteries.

Cook also said that iPhone users will soon be able to disable performance throttling if they are willing to risk unexpected shutdowns due to degrading batteries. The feature to disable throttling will be made available through an upcoming iOS update. The option will allow iPhone users to maintain the performance of their iPhone’s CPU and GPU, but there is no guarantee of them never facing random shutdowns.

Apple had previously promised an iOS update “with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone's battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance.” This could be done through a dedicated battery management tool built into iOS.

After the iPhone slowdown issue came to light, Apple reduced the cost of battery replacements on all iPhone 6 or later devices. iPhone battery replacements used to cost Rs 8,200 originally, which has now been cut down to Rs 2,000. Apple had also clarified that older iPhones don’t need to pass the diagnostic test in order to be eligible for the cheaper battery replacement. This means that iPhone batteries for the iPhone 6, 6s, SE and 7 can be replaced without any need for further testing by Apple.

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Adamya Sharma

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