And she said that she would continue deliberately to “brake” the devices.
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Apple, recently convicted of deliberately slowing down smartphones with an old battery, has issued a press release in which it apologized for letting its customers down and explaining why it is necessary to slow down the phones.
We understand that many of you think that Apple has let you down. We apologize. Around this problem there was a misunderstanding, and we would like to clarify the situation and tell you about the changes that we are making.
As expected, the deceleration of smartphones is done to ensure that devices with worn out batteries suddenly do not turn off from lack of energy. The limitation is dictated by the chemistry of lithium-ion batteries , which eventually lose the ability to give the required amount of energy.
The company assured users that it “has never intentionally reduced and will not shorten the life of its devices to increase sales.” In addition, Apple offered to replace the batteries in the iPhone 6 and later devices (including the iPhone SE) at a discount – for $ 29 instead of $ 79 for the period from January to December 2018. In early 2018, the company also intends to release a new version of iOS, which will allow users to monitor the status of the battery smartphone.
Previously, Reddit users noticed that older iPhones are starting to work faster after replacing the battery. One of the users came to the conclusion that Apple artificially understates the speed of the old devices by checking the same model of the smartphone before and after the battery replacement. At the same time, he noted that the company does this in order to keep the battery in charge during the day. On December 21, Apple admitted that it specifically slows down the old iPhones. She explained this by the nature of lithium-ion batteries, which are very short-lived and do not tolerate high and low temperatures.