Apple will issue a test version of its iOS software next period that shows users the health of their series and will let them turn off a phone-slowing trait meant to prevent sudden closings in iPhones with older batteries, Cook said in a transcript with ABC News on Wednesday.
Cook said the phone-slowing software, published last year, was intended to make sure that iPhone users did not get cut off in the center of an important call or text report because of an old battery.
“We will tell somebody we are overcoming your performance by some significance in order to not have an amazing restart, and if you don’t want it, you can turn it off,” Cook said. “We don’t recommend it because we think that people’s iPhones are really superior to them and you can never tell when something is so urgent. Our responses were all in service of the user.”
An Apple spokeswoman degenerated to comment beyond Cook’s remarks or say when the update would be ready to consumers.
Apple confirmed on Dec. 20 that software in iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE models to deal with threats from aging batteries could slow down the phone’s administration. Within days, Apple faced lawsuits over the phone slowing.
The issue struck a nerve on social media, where many asserted a theory that Apple intentionally slows down older phones to inspire customers to buy new ones. No credible evidence has emerged that Apple has ever done so. On Dec. 28, Apple allotted a public apology to customers over the battery issue and said it has never intentionally shortened the life of its products.
Apple also lowered the price of battery replacements for moved models from $79 to $29. The lower price could prod many customers to replace their battery instead of buying a new phone.
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