Apple Admitted that It Slowed Down the Work of iPhones
Recently Apple responded to accusations of deliberately slowing down the iPhones of past generations. In Cupertino admitted that they actually implemented the appropriate “function”, that lowers the clock frequency of smartphone processors, but they did it exclusively by good intentions.
Apple explained that it was necessary to provide “better experience with the device, combining high performance and long life.” According to Apple, the decision is due to the nature of lithium-ion batteries, which are very short-lived and do not tolerate low temperatures. They also announced plans in the future to add similar function to other products.
Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.
Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.
So, as a matter of fact, this function is used after a year of exploitation of your iPhone.