IPhone Update Will Allow Users To Stop Battery Slowdown, Tim Cook Says

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He said: "If you don't want it, you can turn it off". Apple has previously said turning off the performance throttling could tax your battery and make your phone shut down unexpectedly.

Apple keeps a famously tight grip over its software, but was forced to be more transparent than normal after some iPhone owners noticed late a year ago that their phones became noticeably faster with a new battery.

Developer updates, or betas, are how Apple tests out new features and software updates before broadly rolling them out to the public. "You can literally send a text message to any iPhone user on iOS 10 right now, it doesn't matter if it's Obama, it doesn't matter if it's your best friend... as soon as they receive this text on their phone, their phone will immediately hang, freeze and crash".

The rest of the interview focused on Apple's repatriation of foreign revenue, which Cook claims will bring $US38 ($48) billion back to the United States and is part of the company's plans to spend $US350 ($439) billion in the USA over the next five years.

Further, he added, "We're going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it's very, very transparent". There is not much new in iOS 11.2.5, so don't expect any of the big features we're still waiting for to arrive, such as Messages on iCloud and Apple's recently promised battery health tool. Apple's solution to avoid this issue is to slow the phone down.

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Essentially, it slows the speed of iPhones as their batteries age.

Apple will not recommend to use this Disable CPU feature with the next iOS update as it will cause many unexpected issues on the phone's overall performance.

Apple previously said its software updates for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE and iPhone 7 are meant to "smooth out" peak power demands, avoid these unexpected shutdowns and extend the lifespan of batteries. The company has since confirmed the accusations and apologized, saying that they will lower the prices of replacement smartphone batteries this year.

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