The new Apple feature that will stop your old iPhone slowing down

Beware! A new bug can crash iOS and macOS with a single text message

Beware! A new bug can crash iOS and macOS with a single text message

"We will tell somebody we are 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", Cook said.

After Apple was forced to apologize for intentionally slowing down the performance of older iPhones, the company's CEO is now saying customers will soon have the choice to stop battery throttling for good.

Cook's comments came in a Wednesday ABC interview that largely dealt with Apple's plans to pay $38 billion in taxes to repatriate hundreds of billions of overseas dollars-a move it attributes to the recent tax overhaul-and to recruit 20,000 workers over the next five years.

Apple is following through on their promise to give their customers have full "visibility" around the shelf life of their iPhone batteries.

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The rest of the interview focused on Apple's repatriation of foreign revenue, which Cook claims will bring $US38 ($48) billion back to the USA and is part of the company's plans to spend $US350 ($439) billion in the United States over the next five years. Last week two beta updates were rolled out, and this fast pace may indicate that iOS 11.2.5 is nearly ready for prime time. Apple's solution to avoid this issue is to slow the phone down.

The practice makes sense to maintain the iPhone's reliability, but it's controversial because people didn't know about it and were likely to buy a new iPhone instead of replacing their older iPhone's battery for much less. "This hasn't been done before", Cook told US ABC News.

"Maybe we weren't clear", he said.

Cook says the update will also give notifications to users before it starts throttling phone performance due to weak battery health. "We deeply apologize for anyone who thinks we have some other kind of motivation". A new iPhone costs at least $650, while a battery replacement used to cost $79 (Apple has since discounted battery replacements for most models to $29). This is because performance spikes can require more power than an old battery is capable of providing, which can result in a phone shutting down completely.

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