Next iOS Update Will Let Users Control Battery Slowdowns

January 18, 2018
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Apple is going to release an update that will give users control on whether they want to slow down their iPhones or not, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, told ABC News on Wednesday.

Earlier this year, Apple was heavily criticized when it admitted slowing down older iPhones including iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, and even the not-so-old iPhone7 due to aging batteries. The company said this was done to prevent the devices from automatically restarting and to preserve batteries.

Tim Cook also said that in a developer release next month, they are going to let users see the condition and health of their batteries.

Due to the negative backlash, Apple is offering $29 battery replacements instead of the regular $79 starting this month.

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