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Apple Tells Senators Battery Reimbursement Still in Consideration

Apple Tells Senators Battery Reimbursement Still in Consideration

Older iPhone models don't have the battery issue: The i5S and older models don't have power management plans, so any problems they have aren't related to the throttling issue, the company indicated.

This has been an acute issue for Apple, with the iPhone maker facing analyst concerns about its current flagship device, the iPhone X.

Meanwhile, spelling more trouble for Apple it was just last week that the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission said they were investigating whether Apple violated securities laws concerning its disclosures that it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries. Again, this will surely put a smile on the faces of iPhone users who downloaded iOS 11 and felt their phone become sluggish. The most notable of the features in this beta is battery monitoring.

iOS 11.3 officially ships this spring as a free update for iOS 11-compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models. "Apple has also promised the committee some follow-up information, including an answer about additional steps it may take to address customers who purchased a new battery at full price". A few that the iPhone X display would turn temporarily unresponsive in cold weather conditions.

Hogan also doubled down on Apple's stance that it would never slow down iPhones to pressure users to upgrade to a newer model, which is known as planned obsolescence. A later support document from Apple stated that on a device with a battery that needs to be replaced, power management can be toggled off.




If your iPhone's performance is being throttled, you will see a statement similar to the one above, where you can disable the feature if you want.

Now, you could just throw $29 at Apple and hope that this will speed up your old iPhone, giving it a reprieve. The third-party software you need is called coconut Battery, and you need a Mac because there's no Windows/Linux version of the software available.

The new feature is named Battery Life and it will appear in the Battery section of the Settings app. Normally, this page should show you if the battery is operating at peak capacity and you will see which is the maximum capacity. For now, this update only applies to the iPhone SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, 7, and 7 Plus.

An important thing to note here is that Apple also said that all iPhones contain basic performance management features necessary for safety and to protect the components inside the phone.


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