The end of 2017 saw Apple embroiled in controversy regarding its private decision to slow down the performance of iPhones with older batteries in order to avoid intermittent shut downs, a decision they made without consulting any users.
Following a litany of lawsuits and public outrage, Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared that the next update to iOS 11 will allow users to disable battery performance throttling on their device. The update will arrive first in a developer beta early February, followed by a wider public rollout likely in March.
“We’re going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it’s very, very transparent,” he says. “This hasn’t been done before.”
Most importantly, the option to reduce performance will remain open if users want. However, Cook maintains that turning the feature off is “not recommended,” something that Apple doubled down on in its apology letter in December, as well.
via The Verge