"[The] iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models use a more advanced hardware and software design that provides a more accurate estimation of both power needs and the battery's power capability to maximize overall system performance". Building on that claim, the company has brought its "performance management feature" to the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. For the very same reason, Apple has introduced this new Hardware Update for the latest, iPhone X along with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones.
It's all down to the battery degrading over the phone's lifespan, making power management more unstable and potentially causing unexpected shutdowns.
"Apple told a United States senator it is "exploring" whether to offer a rebate to customers who paid full-price for a battery replacement", CNET reported late on Tuesday.
Apple has seen "strong demand" for replacement iPhone batteries and may offer rebates for consumers who paid full price for new batteries, the company said in a February 2 letter to USA lawmakers made public on Tuesday.
iPhones have basis management performance feature which helps you to customise your iOS devices' functionality and how the apps and other things work on your device. The company apologised and lowered the price of battery replacements for affected models from $79 to $29. Since the giant has already expected that they are slowing down the older iPhones intentionally, this step will get them some help to recover from the battery and throttling issue on the new iPhones.
That being said, Apple has stated the direct opposite of this in the past, so we really don't know what their next move will be.
After another iPhone scandal late past year, Apple admitted it hasn't been transparent enough about how it handles power management on aging iPhones. Do you think you will manually monitor battery performance or will you leave Apple to automatically do it for you?
Apple (AAPL) opened at $161.57 on Tuesday.
Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the December quarter, down from 78.2 million units shipped in the same quarter a year ago. However, supply chain reports claim that Apple has reduced the iPhone X production from 40 million to 20 million units in the current quarter due to poor demand. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is in talks with Goldman Sachs to offer easy loans to people buying Apple products. The talks are still in early stage and could fall apart, said the Wall Street Journal.