Graciously, Apple will now say if it's slowing down your iPhone on purpose
- In 2017 Apple was accused of purposefully releaseing software updates that was reducing the performance and battery life of iPhones
- Apple initially dealt with the accusation by replacing batteries for free
- But following a UK Competition and Markets Authority Investigation, the tech giant has promisted to be more transparent on software updates
Back in 2017, Apple was in hot water over software updates. The brand was accused of slowing down older iPhones and harming battery life with software updates.
Shortly after the discovery, Apple issued an official apology and gave out US$29 battery replacements for the year. But for the UK Competition and Markets Authority, that was not enough.
An investigation by the authority has pushed Apple towards being more transparent with its users on what software updates will mean for Apple owners.
According to the consumer watchdog group, “To ensure compliance with consumer law Apple has formally agreed to improve the information it provides to people about the battery health of their phones and the impact performance management software may have on their phones.”
“Apple will also provide easily accessible information about battery health and unexpected shutdowns, along with guidance on how iPhone users can maximise the health of their phone’s battery.”
Read the full report here.