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iOS 11.3 will include the option to turn off iPhone performance throttling

By Polycount
Jan 24, 2018
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  1. Apple faced quite a bit of customer backlash recently after confirming that they do indeed throttle the performance of older iPhones. In their defense, the company stated they only did so to preserve the battery life of older devices, not to perform "planned obsolescence" by subtly pushing users to upgrade to the latest hardware.

    Regardless of their reasoning, numerous investigations and lawsuits have since been leveled against the company, prompting Apple to take steps to patch things up with their user base.

    Soon after the incident gained traction with the media, the company offered $29 (discounted from $79) battery replacements to owners of the iPhone 6 or newer, an offer that will remain good until late December. Furthermore, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said the company would let users turn off the controversial performance throttling in an upcoming iOS update.

    We now know exactly which update that will be: iOS 11.3. While the new version is available right now in the form of a beta, it doesn't include the ability to turn off performance throttling just yet. That functionality will apparently arrive with the public release sometime in spring.

    Aside from the performance throttling toggle, iOS 11.3 will also be bringing "new features to show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced," new ARKit functionality to allow for the placement of objects on vertical surfaces, a new "Health Records" feature and more.

    You can view Apple's full iOS 11.3 update preview here.

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  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,896   +1,530

    IOS 10.3.3 has Low Power setting under battery which throttles performance :grin:
  3. Ean Mogg

    Ean Mogg TS Booster Posts: 120   +52

    Shouldn't all phones have an app for throttling iPhone or Android because most of the time you'd be using it to text or actually talk to someone which don't need much battery power and when needed to do bigger things on your PHONE (if I could find a use) you could up the battery power ...
  4. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,945   +1,492

    Don't most phones have power saving options already?

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