Apple slows down iPhones

In what wasn’t a surprise to anyone Apple slows down iPhones. Old iPhones specifically.

The reason that Apple disclosed to the public is because the batteries in old iphones are “less capable of delivering peak energy loads.”  If they let it run at full capacity it would run hotter and cause damage to other components to the phone. To help ease the anger from the public Apple launched a year long $29 in-store battery replacement service. This would bring your iPhone back to life.

What’s Affected?

  • Longer app launch times
  • Lower frame rates while scrolling
  • Backlight dimming (which can be overridden in Control Center)
  • Lower speaker volume by up to -3 decibels
  • Gradual frame-rate reductions in some apps
  • During the most extreme cases, the camera flash will be disabled as visible in the camera UI
  • Apps refreshing in background may require reloading upon launch

There are also a range of things that Apple’s throttling do not affect:

  • Cellular call quality and networking throughput performance
  • Captured photo and video quality
  • GPS performance
  • Location accuracy
  • Sensors like gyroscope, accelerometer, barometer
  • Apple Pay

(Business Insider)

Do I need to replace?

Apple are working on an app to show you the health of your battery.
But until then, (and before you go needlessly buying a battery you don’t need) it’s best to run a test.
Download Geekbench and test the processor speed. The result that follows will determine if you need to get a new battery. According to the folks over at Digital Trends a score 500 or less means that you require a new battery.

Below are the results of what you should be receiving. Prior to when slows down your phone.

  • iPhone 6/6 Plus — 1400
  • iPhone 6S/6S Plus — 2300
  • iPhone SE — 2400
  • iPhone 7/7 Plus — 3400

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