Apple Adds Performance Throttling to iPhone 8 and iPhone X in iOS 12.1
In the iOS 12.1 release notes, Apple mentions that last year’s iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X will also feature the highly controversial processor throttling feature.
Moreover, according to Apple, iOS 12.1 “adds a performance management feature to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down, including the option to disable this feature if an unexpected shutdown occurs, for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.”
However, Apple says that given the “more advanced hardware and software design” in last year’s iPhone models the throttling of the performance designed to lower performance peaks to stop the device from unexpectedly shutting down will be a lot less noticeable.
“This performance management works by looking at a combination of the device temperature, battery state of charge, and battery impedance,” according to Apple.