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Apple: We are slowing iPhones for the right reason

Staff Writer | December 27, 2017
After allegations that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhone models, the company explained that is the way to protect iPhone's electronics when there are battery issues.
Technology   To protect electronic components in iPhones
"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices, the company said.

"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 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future."