Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones

The software updates, designed to 'smooth out' peak power demands may also lead to slower speed in iPhone handsets, noted Apple. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 21, 2017, 03.04 PM (IST)

As reports of Apple slowing down its old iPhones surfaced, chaos broke.

Apple's iOS 10.2.1 and 11.2.0 updates were primarily meant to prevent random shutdowns on iPhone 6, 6S, SE and 7. 

Some of the recent reports and tales of consumer experiences also noted that the updates chocked old iPhone handsets' processors, making them perform slower. 

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Shortly after reports emerged, Apple, in an official statement, admitted the same.

The company stated that although the software updates were designed to "smooth out" peak power demands and prevent unexpected shutdowns, the same may also lead to slower speed in iPhone handsets with low-capacity batteries.  

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Here's a look at what tech journos, enthusiasts and iPhone patrons had to say on the same:

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