Bogdanovich, like a lot of long-time iPhone owners believes this tactic is a ploy by Apple to convince people to buy new phones. Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones Apple said its new software updates slow down older devices in an effort to extend the phone's battery life or protect the phone under certain conditions. But, in the meantime, if you are anxious about the status of your phone battery, you can download a free app, such as Battery Life, in the App Store to get it checked out to avoid the stress of a slow phone. Here is the complete details on Apple slowing down older iPhones.
Apple has since confirmed that it has in fact been throttling peak performance of some older iPhone models with recent iOS updates, something the company called a feature, created to prevent sudden shut-downs when peak power demands couldn't be met by an older battery.
On Thursday, a New York-based man filed a lawsuit against the Cupertino tech giant - a day after Apple acknowledged that it had created a software feature to slow down older iPhone models, to prevent unexpected battery-related shutdowns.
In comments to CNBC, Apple did not directly acknowledge the lawsuits, but stuck up for their algorithm-enabled slowdowns, citing customer satisfaction for the company's decision.
Finally, as people do their last-minute holiday shopping, AirPods are once again out of stock from Apple and most third-party retailers.
According to latest news, Apple is literally slowing down older iPhones and the same has been confirmed by the company officials.
If you get a newer battery, the phones complete potential can be used without any throttling.
The official statement said: "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices".
"We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future".
Replace the battery at any authorised Apple service centre.