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  • Apple CEO Tim Cook said an upcoming iOS update will give iPhone users more control over their iPhone’s performance, no matter the health of their battery, in an interview with ABC.
  • Cook doesn’t recommend you take advantage of the new feature, however.
  • It was discovered in December 2017 that Apple was intentionally slowing iPhone performance when batteries had degraded to a certain point to prevent unexpected shutdowns.
  • The practice makes sense to maintain the iPhone’s reliability, but the controversy is that people didn’t know and could resort to buying new iPhones instead of replacing their older iPhone battery for a much lower cost.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said in an ABC interview on Wednesday that the company will offer more control for iPhone users over their devices’ performance based on battery health in an iOS update coming in February.

iPhone users will have an option to chose whether they want their iPhone’s performance to be throttled when their iPhone batteries degrade to a certain point.

Indeed, when an iPhone battery reaches a certain threshold, it may not be able to provide sufficient power to run the iPhone’s processor at full speed, which can lead to unexpected restarts. For the record, all batteries degrade over time and regular usage, so it’s not Apple’s fault that iPhone’s battery health degrades.

Cook was responding to questions about the recent findings that Apple slows down iPhone performance when battery health degrades to a certain point. The company did it to keep older iPhones in a reliable working state to prevent unexpected restarts, but the controversy was that Apple didn’t make it clear at all that the company was affecting iPhone performance this way.

The solution for most users who didn’t know about Apple’s practice was to buy a new iPhone instead of replacing their iPhone batteries for a much Read More Here