Dec 22 2017
Apple issued a statement Thursday saying the company has used software updates to limit older model iPhones' performance. It discovered that the iPhone 6's score for iOS 10.2.0 appears "unimodal" (that is, it doesn't change) in performance, but when it studied the iPhone 6 running iOS 10.2.1, the performance peaked around the average score and several other peaks around some of the lower scores.
You have already had the impression that your iPhone was getting slower and slower?
People anxious about performance could replace batteries, which Apple does for free for iPhones covered by warranty or for $79 if that is not the case. Poole explained that users expect their phones to perform the same regardless of how old the battery is, but his tests indicated that wasn't the case. While many iPhone users have experienced perceived slowdowns due to iOS updates over the years, it appears that there's now proof Apple is throttling processor speeds when a battery capacity deteriorates over time.
Yesterday, we reported on a new development in the long simmering story about older iPhones beginning to feel sluggish after installing a new version of iOS.
You can buy a new iPhone 6 battery for as little as $US20, if you're willing to do surgery on your phone.
Meghan Markle joins royal Christmas lunch
Not far behind was Princess Eugenie spotted in the passenger seat of her vehicle as she made her way to her grandmother's house. Photos of the couple arriving at the lunch show Harry driving a Land Rover Discovery with Markle in the passenger seat.
Video shows moment of attempted terror attack in NY
In September, an attack on a London train injured 29 (paywall) when a bomb concealed in a bucket exploded during rush hour. Authorities are investigating how it was made, but think the suspect may have made the bomb at work, CNN reported .
Chelsea must forget Barcelona, focus on Huddersfield
Madrid pay the price for a slow start to the season that saw them unexpectedly finish runners-up to Tottenham in the group stage. Having finished second in their group, the Blues could only be drawn against Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain or Besiktas.
Apple has responded to the allegations on this subject on the site techno The Verge: "Our goal is to offer the best experience to our customers, both at the level of the performance and lifetime of their device". Apple says the practice is an attempt to protect those phones whose aging lithium-ion batteries can't keep up with the power demands of fast processers.
"Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions", Apple said in an emailed statement to Reuters.
When the iPhone 7 was released a year ago, Business Insider reported on a survey of buyers that listed the reasons why they upgraded. That, on top of choices like new, backwards-incompatible charging ports and the removal of headphone jacks, makes people wary of planned obsolescence and being pushed to continually upgrade, and Apple's battery management measures aren't helping things.
The original Reddit threat notes the performance of an iPhone 6S.
Not everyone was happy with Apple's explanation, or the fact that the company called slowing down its products a feature. While it's possible to do your own battery replacement, it's a delicate and complicated surgery at the risk of doing seriously expensive harm to the device.
Dec 22 2017
Facebook puts toe in music streaming video with UMG deal
YouTube still hopes to enter talks with video-hosting service Vevo to include its music videos on Remix. YouTube is on its way to launch its new paid music service which will be out by March next year.
Dec 20 2017
Expect heavy traffic during Tuesday's Boca Raton Bowl
Akron is making its second bowl appearances the last three years but only the third in program history. FAU is favored by 22, the largest spread of any postseason game.
Dec 20 2017
Lady Gaga Officially Has Her Own Residency In Las Vegas
The rumors are true. "Get ready for a brand new show! #LasVegasGoesGaga", Gaga tweeted on Tuesday, confirming the news. Then she has to get planning her Las Vegas show. "It has been a life-long dream of mine to play Las Vegas ".
Dec 19 2017
Where's the grand plan on North Korea?
The Council has struggled to contain North Korea as the country continues to violate sanctions-backed United Nations calls on. He said the US does not want war but "will use all necessary measures to defend itself against North Korean aggression".
Dec 17 2017
Grinch in Chief: Nazareth Cancels Christmas Over Trump's Jerusalem Gambit
ISIS threatened war on us soil in response to the decision, and a group of Muslim leaders in 57 countries denounced Trump's move. Approximately 69 percent of the Arab town's 76,000 inhabitants are Muslims and 30 percent are Christians.
Dec 15 2017
Honoring fallen veterans with 'Wreaths Across America'
And that year, December 13, 2008 was unanimously voted by the US Congress as "Wreaths Across America Day". The local event is held in coordination with more than 750 veterans cemeteries across the country.
Dec 14 2017
Rohit Sharma's 208*: A look at the record knock in numbers
Still only 30, this was Rohit's 16th ODI century, taking him past Sehwag to fourth place in India's all-time centurion list. For India , Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed three wickets while commencing 60 runs, whereas paceman Jasprit Bumrah picked up two.
Dec 13 2017
Snow and ice look set to continue as winter sweeps in
The Met Office acted quickly to issue a severe weather warning for snow and ice in Scotland and along England's east coast. If the status of your flight is cancelled, please do not travel to the airport , keep updated via the airline's website'.
Dec 13 2017
Trump Wants Weigel Fired Over Inaccurate Tweet
Trump immediately hit back, quickly getting an apology out of Weigel - and demanded that the Washington Post fire him to boot. Weigel was responding to Trump's claim that the arena had been "packed to the rafters ".
Dec 12 2017
BBC to announce victor of African Footballer of the Year today (Monday)
Salah, the current Premier League top scorer with 13 goals, has enjoyed a stellar year for both club and country. After receiving the award, Salah said: "I'm very happy to win this award, it's a special feeling for me".
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