Apple has decided to end litigation by coughing up $500 million. The Cupertino company was accused of deliberately slowing down iPhones so as to force buyers into buying new batteries. The company has denied any wrongdoing but has agreed to pay damages amounting up to $500 million.
Yet another group of individuals has filed a lawsuit against Apple for throttling performance of older iPhones. The lawsuit is filed in Northern California federal court and accused the company of “secretly throttling” older iPhones in 2017.
iOS 11.3 finally brings Apple’s promised power management feature. After the #batterygate debacle, Apple has decided to include a new menu in Settings which will give users information about their battery health and will let them turn off the throttling. But as this is Apple, it’s all implemented in a way that’s not exactly transparent. Here’s how it works.
Apple was forced to testify in front of the Canadian parliamentary committee earlier today about its role in the iPhone battery controversy.
Apple’s battery performance management feature for iPhone is finally live in the latest iOS 11.3 Beta 2. And it’s not exactly what we were hoping for. It’s not really a toggle that would turn of throttling forever. It’s not a slider that would give you exact control over how much performance you were losing out on. iOS 11.3’s new Battery Health feature is in many ways a typically Apple feature, verging on the side of simplicity, at the expense of clarity or control. Here’s how it works.
Ever since Apple acknowledged that it was slowing down iPhones with degraded batteries to prevent unexpected shutdowns, we have got a lot of questions from our readers.
Controversial iOS Power Management Feature That Slowed down Older iPhones Can Be Turned Off In Upcoming Update
Apple has already announced that it will be releasing an iOS software update that will give more visibility to users about their iPhone’s battery health.
Last month Apple confirmed that it was slowing the performance of older iPhones, which many people suspected.
Is your iPhone running slow? Does the battery barely last half a day? You can now get your iPhone’s battery replaced for $29 (no questions asked), which will take care of both issues. This is Apple’s answer to Batterygate. The latest scandal where Apple was throttling CPU performance when the battery health was low.
Apple’s decision to introduce power management feature in iOS, which could slow down older iPhones to prevent unexpected shutdowns during peak workloads has been a controversial one. Some are even calling it the batterygate.