Apple CEO says users will be able to disable battery slowdown in future iOS update
Apple has said it plans to enable iPhone owners to turn off the feature in the driver and slow the performance of old battery devices, a feature that has sparked controversy since the announcement of iPhone three weeks ago.
But Tim Cook, the company’s president, confirmed at the same time in a television interview with ABC America: “The company does not recommend it, because it can lead to a sudden restart of the equipment.”
Cook explained that his company has made sure since the availability of this possibility about a year ago to facilitate the use of iPhone devices smoothly even if these devices have low batteries, “but if you do not want to, you can stop this function.”
Apple has so far announced that there will be more information on the safety of the battery in the next release of the iPhone operating system.
We’re going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery. So it’s very, very transparent.
He also mentioned:
We will tell someone we’re reducing your performance by some amount in order to not have an unexpected restart. And if you don’t want it, you can turn it off.
The company also lowered the price of iPhone batteries in Europe from 89 to 29 euros.
Apple has been widely criticized for hiding its users for several months at the fact that it is sometimes intentional to reduce the performance of the iPhone’s batteries with dilapidated batteries to prevent these devices from stopping suddenly at the peak of use for fear that this interruption will damage the operating system.
Several US consumer protection groups have sued Apple.
The plaintiffs justify their complaint that the company had been tempted to purchase new equipment, although they could have dispensed with the new devices by buying new batteries and maintaining the performance of their old devices.
Cook said in response that his company had announced the function at the time of its availability to operate “but many did not care about it .. Perhaps we should have been more clear.”