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.
So it's true Apple intentionally slow down old iPhones. Proof: My iPhone 6 was bought 3years ago and recently got really slow. APP 'CPU DasherX' shows iPhone CPU is under clocked running at 600MHz. After a iPhone battery replacement. CPU speed resumed to factory setting 1400MHz. pic.twitter.com/pML3y0Jkp2
Here's a look at what tech journos, enthusiasts and iPhone patrons had to say on the same:
I’m out of phone contract yet cannot / will not allow myself to update with another @Apple iPhone following the deliberate and very noticeable slowing of my iPhone 6. My phone was NOT cheap and now feel somewhat cheated. Very poor #customer#care
@chris_writes Dude, Apple is just full of it. According to them they're slowing down phones to extend battery life? How obvious could they be? And when do they decide your phone needs protection, when they drop their s version 6 months later?