The controversy related to the Iphones slowing down or even shuting down unexpectedly after an update or eventually, has been spreaded all over the Internet. A recent post from a redittor explains why do they do it on purpose explaining a new theory. Although people have experienced unexpected shutdowns in iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus devices forcing a user to have to plug them into an outlet to get them to power back on.
According to the controversy thats been around since forever that apple slows down the older Iphones on purpose just so can people will upgrade to the new one well looks like Apple is telling a different story here.
Over the past couple of iPhone versions users have complained of “unexpected” shutdowns of their devices most recently Apple has confirm that it use power management plan to prevent the iphone fron unexpecdetly shutting down as eventually phones battery starts to degrade, a bug that shuts down the Iphones at 20% battery
“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 w
ith iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.”
Lithium ion batteries eventually degrades naturally But However, now Apple says it’s almost completely fixed the issue in the IOS 10.2.1 update. Since the update’s release, the Iphone maker said it’s seen an 80 percent drop in unexpected shutdowns on the iPhone 6s and a 70 percent drop on the iPhone 6.
John Poole from Geek bench tells us the new theory after publishing geek bench 4 scores from Iphone 6s and Iphone 7 describing the Iphone performance and battery ages before and after the IOS updates.
John Poole’s data clearly shows that as the new software update is installed Iphone performance degrades relatively than it was on the older version.
The initial IOS 10.2.0 chart for the iPhone 6s looks not too bad its is distributed unimodaly with a single tall peak. It just looks like a product should look like at its best performance.
while in the Iphone 6s with IOS 11.2.0 we see a noticeable variation Instead of a unimodal distribution. We now have multiple high and low peaks.
At the time of releasing of Iphone 6s Apple already told the users that the battery might degrades more faster than they expected due to pre-exposure of batteries to the ambient air but its not only the problem that bound to Iphone 6s its a problem with every phone’s battery that they degrade eventually as they perform more and more functions. But that doesn’t mean that it is affecting your overall phone performance or Apple is slowing down your phone to make you buy the new one.
Apple further addressed:
“It is important to note that these unexpected shutdowns are not a safety issue, but we understand it can be an inconvenience and wanted to fix the issue as quickly as possible. If a customer has any issues with their device, they can contact AppleCare.”
in addition Apple should offer a battery saving mode that conserves the battery by shutting down all the activities in the background instead of just slowing down your phone, would be so much better.
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