Apple iPhone update due in March
After being accused of deliberately slowing down older devices to encourage consumers to upgrade, Apple confirmed that it does in fact slow down some models as they age, but only because the phones’ battery performance diminishes over time (click here to find out more).
Alongside reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by £54 – from £79 to £25 for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later, whose battery needs to be replaced, until December 2018. To address customer concerns, Apple is also set to issue an iOS update in March that will give users the ability to disable the performance ‘throttling’ process that is aimed to improve battery life.
“We’re going to give people visibility of the health of their battery so it’s very very transparent and if you don’t want [the throttling] you can turn it off.” – Apple CEO, Tim Cook
The new update will also provide you with insights into the health of your iPhone’s battery.