Apple: iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus weren’t affected by performance throttling

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Apple iPhone battery health vs performace throttling

Apple Inc., has its hands full with not one, but two vital hiccups. So the Cutertino-headquartered technology company has shown an ideal momentum to reveal a great secret feature which is at the heart of every new iPhone smartphone.

iPhone battery performace throttling

In a new support page, the tech giant has claimed that the headline-grabbing battery and performance problems which have seen it face a number class action lawsuits and probes from governments across the globe, will not affect the recent iPhones — iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. The “iPhone Battery and Performance” support page explained:

“iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models use a more advanced hardware and software design that provides a more accurate estimation of both power needs and the battery’s power capability to maximize overall system performance. This allows a different performance management system that more precisely allows iOS to anticipate and avoid an unexpected shutdown. As a result, the impacts of performance management may be less noticeable on iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.”

Moreover, the iPhone maker does go on to inform the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X owners that: “Over time, the rechargeable batteries in all iPhone models will diminish in their capacity and peak performance and will eventually need to be replaced.”

The technology titan has also tried to promote this information through a second line: iOS. The latest iOS 11.3 beta introduces the long-awaited battery health, monitoring and manual performance controls the company promised in response to the throttling fiasco. But for the motives Apple made above, the new feature have not been made available for the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices.

For a skeptical response, the performance throttling doesn’t start the current models and the controls aren’t yet needed for these current generation of iPhones anyway. Apple could simply introduce them after a year when they have been replaced by the new iterations of iPhones.

In addition to that, should Apple is playing a trick here it would only come back to hurt the firm itself long term. And with three flagship iPhone X models launching in the fall of this year at even more expensive prices, blowing its stature for short-term profit is the last thing Apple yearning for.


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Ronald Delos Santos
Ronald has been a technology journalist since 2012 and was previously reporting for The Centrio Times. He also covered tech industry news in his first job as a reporter with a local magazine, based in Makati.
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