Apple promises to notify users when iPhone updates make their device slower after using the battery port
- Apple has signed an agreement with the UK Authority for Competition and Markets
- Apple agreed that the & # 39; clearer and more in advance & # 39; would be about limitation
- The widespread slack broke at the end of 2017 when Apple admitted that it slows down the performance of older phones as their batteries deteriorate over time
Apple has agreed to be more transparent towards users when new software updates are likely to slow down or slow down the performance of their iPhones.
The technology giant signed an agreement with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a British watchdog, that in the future it will be & # 39; brighter and more upfront & # 39; would be with users.
It is after Apple received a widespread setback last year over its decision to slow down the performance of older iPhones as their batteries deteriorate.
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Apple has concluded an agreement with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a British watchdog, that in the future it will be & # 39; clearer and more upfront & # 39; will be with users
The CMA expressed concern to Apple last year about the throttling practices and the lack of warnings to consumers.
& # 39; Since the CMA expressed its concerns, Apple had already started more ahead with iPhone users & # 39 ;, the watchdog said in a statement.
& # 39; But today's announcement is blocking the company in formal commitments to always inform people when they are performing a planned software update if it is expected that they will substantially change the impact of performance management on their phones. & # 39;
As part of the agreement, Apple said it would provide more accessible information about & # 39; battery status and unexpected shutdowns & # 39 ;.
It also promised to provide guidance on how iPhone users can maximize the battery status of their device, such as changing settings, turning on power-saving mode or replacing the battery.
This can prevent users from taking unnecessary and often expensive steps, such as having their iPhone repaired or replaced.
To check if Apple is cutting off your phone, go to Settings> Battery> Battery life. It shows the exact amount of degradation of your battery and it will tell you if it is being choked
The CMA opened its investigation early 2018, not long after the throttling problem, often & # 39; batterygate & # 39; was first developed.
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December 2017: Apple is forced to apologize after users discover that it has handled phones while their batteries are deteriorating. The company starts offering discounts on replacing batteries.
January 2018: Apple is struck with various lawsuits in the form of class actions via & # 39; batterygate & # 39 ;.
February 2018: Apple claims it doesn't have to be watered down in iPhone 8 and X models.
March 2018: iOS 11.3 arrives with the option to disable the performance management feature.
October 2018: Apple is hit with a $ 5.7 million fine from the Italian antitrust organization because of the throttling problem.
November 2018: iOS 12.1 arrives with throttling function for newer models.
At that time, consumer complaints forced Apple to admit that it had intentionally smothered phones with older batteries.
He moved to the battery replacement for $ 29 – a discount on the usual $ 50 fee.
However, that did not prevent much from filing lawsuits against Apple over the throttling controversy.
Last March, 60 lawsuits were filed by users claiming that Apple delayed older iPhones to buy new ones.
The prosecutors state that Apple is the & # 39; nature and size & # 39; has not fully disclosed the battery problems to customers
They also claim that the company did not tell consumers that Apple would automatically install a feature that would affect the speed and performance of the phone if they upgraded to a new iOS version.
For years, consumers had complained that their iPhones started to look slower once Apple released a new model.
Consumers who have filed the lawsuit seek financial awards, attorneys' fees, free replacement of iPhone batteries, and a corrective advertising campaign, the Journal said.
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