Is slowing the performance of iPhones Apple's only solution to battery degradation?

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A pair of iPhone owners hope to prove the latter, filing a class-action lawsuit against Apple over the issue. In their application they said that they did not want Apple to slow down their phone and that Apple never asked them if they "preferred to have their iPhones slower than normal".

Ala Abdulla and Lance Raphael, both of Illinois; Sam Mangano, of Ohio; Ryan Glaze, of IN; and Kirk Pedelty, of North Carolina, all said they purchased new iPhones after earlier models grew sluggish.

Since at least a year ago, users of certain iPhones began to report that their phones were randomly shutting off, even though their batteries showed that they were about 30% charged.

While the lawsuit does not directly coincide with Apple's statement regarding their throttling practices, Apple is far from innocent in the way it has handled the matter.

The tech world was astonished this week when Apple admitted to slowing down the performance of older iPhones in order to protect against potential problems caused by ageing batteries. To prevent that, the company's software manages batteries as they age and slows down older devices to keep them functional.

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices". Apple said it was intended as a fix to deal with degraded lithium-ion batteries that could otherwise suddenly die.

No, you're not insane: on Wednesday, Apple confirmed a longstanding conspiracy theory, admitting that it has been throttling the performance of older iPhones since 2016.

The lawsuit against Apple could be aided by the company not being up front in revealing that a slowed down iPhone is possibly related to a worn out battery.

When Apple released iOS 10.2.1 in January 2017 code was included that addressed unexpected reboots on iPhone SE, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s phones. In this case, the two claimants believe that their existing smartphones were affected after the iPhone 8 was launched.

Mr Pool found that Apple was deliberately slowing its Iphone 6 model phones by issuing a software update that diverted power from the main processor.

This furstration, drawing enormous consumer ire and frustraition, can be pinned on no one but Apple themselves.

Poole also criticized Apple's quiet, behind-the-scenes power management.

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