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Yes, Apple Is Slowing Down Old iPhones… To Avoid Unexpected Shutdowns

Apple has confirmed a user belief that has long been brushed aside as a wacky conspiracy theory: that it is deliberately slowing down older iPhones. But no, it’s not to drive upgrades — Apple’s explanation is that as an iPhone’s battery capacity degrades, iOS smooths out peak power demands from the processor that can cause unexpected shutdowns. The company said that it introduced this feature in 2016 for the iPhone 6, 6s, and SE, and added it to the iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2.

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