Turn off iPhone throttling of older phones with next iOS update
Welcome the plaster that is the iOS 11.3 and welcome to the end of iPhone throttling of the processor to ‘preserve’ battery!
Apple has been keeping more than doctor’s at bay with the ‘iPhone obsolescence’ saga, which came to light late 2017 when a former supplier spilled the beans about iPhone throttling of older phones.
Naturally users worldwide were riled up and Apple started facing major legal backlash for the act of purposefully slowing down older iPhones.
The reason for the iPhone slowdown according to them is that as battery life diminishes, so does operation, hence the glitches, freezes, frustration and then an upgrade.
What irked people is Apple’s dishonesty and the fact that these slowdowns conveniently occurred upon the launch of a new model.
In attempt to kiss and make nice, Apple is introducing the iOS 11.3.
I apologise for the lame heading, but I feel that I had to.
So, the iOS 11.3 is being sent as a token of peace to resolve iPhone throttling.
Included in the update is a toggle for disabling throttling and slowed performance. (Weird how it’s now viable, but wasn’t previously so.)
iOS 11.3 will also include a “power management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns, first introduced in iOS 10.2.1, is on and can choose to turn it off,” says Apple CEO Tim Cook.
iOS 11.3 also features 4 new Animoji characters, expanded ARKit capabilities and brings music videos to Apple Music.
Apple is really hoping to quell the fire surrounding the company at the moment, as they have also reduced battery replacement to $29, which is the main culprit behind the obsolescence.
Apple iOS 11.3 is due to be available in Autumn, 2018 and users of older phones can then look forward to no more iPhone throttling. Yay!