Apple Responds To The Government Probe Over iPhone Battery Trotting, Promise To Add Toggle Next Month In iOS 11.3 Beta

Yesterday, we reported that both the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) are investigating iPhone CPU throttling. And now, Apple has responded to the news with its official response from Axios.

Interestingly, a tidbit came from this statement disclosure that an iOS software update to bring CPU throttling switch to select iPhone models. When they previews iOS 11.3, they only says the feature will coming in a later beta release, and now Apple confirmed it will be included in a developer release next month.

About a year ago, we delivered a software update that improves power management during peak workloads to avoid unexpected shutdowns on certain iPhones with older batteries. We know that iPhones have become an important part of the daily lives of our customers and our intention was to improve the customer experience.

We sought to further improve the customer experience in December by announcing a significant discount on replacement batteries for certain iPhones. We also announced that we began developing a new iOS feature to show battery health and which would recommend when the user should consider replacing their battery.

These actions were taken to further assist our customers and help extend the life of their iPhones. In addition, users will be able to see if the power management feature is being used to prevent unexpected shutdowns, and turn if off if they so choose. These features will be included in a developer release next month and a user release this Spring.

As we told our customers in December, we have never—and would never—do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades. Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love. Making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that.

You will find the setting along with battery health information directly under Setting - Battery. It will recommend user if their battery needs to get replaced. Customers should able to choose to turn CPU throttling off if they wanted to.

Battery health information will be available for iPhone 6 and later. The CPU throttling Switch is said to work on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. If your iPhone battery needs to be replaced badly, then go to your local Apple Store for a discount battery replacement program.

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