Do you own an older iPhone and have you felt that the device has become slower since its release?

Well, many people have faced this issue in the recent past with the iPhone 6, 6S and SE models wherein the device seemed to have become slower than when it was released.


A report from earlier this week by the team behind the Geekbench benchmarking tool featured that older iPhone models got a lower score in Geekbench compared to when they were new, indicating a decrease in performance.

Even though the point of older iPhone models slowing down over years have come up in the past, people did not really notice much and with this report, iPhone users have begun to be more concerned.

To address the report, Apple has officially come up with a statement confirming that starting with the iOS 10.2.1 version, the OS will reduce the peak performance capability of older iPhone models like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone SE in the case of a low battery charge, cold temperature or if the battery in the device is ageing.

Apple states that the reason for this restriction is that as Li-ion battery in these device starts aging, they will not be able to power all the processes running on the device. When the load on an aging battery increase, the device starts to hang or may even shut down to reduce the load.

They also pointed out that this feature will be brought to the iPhone 7 also with the iOS 11.2 update and will be gradually supporting other iOS devices as well.

What do you feel about Apple purposefully slowing down older iPhone models? Do you agree with their reasoning?


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