Apple: No Need to Slow Down iPhone 8, iPhone X to Avoid Unexpected Shutdowns
Apple has clarified in a letter sent to the US Senate that newer iPhone models like the iPhone 8 and iPhone X don’t require a power management issue that would reduce their performance because the company implemented other systems to prevent unexpected shutdowns.
The firm said in its official acknowledgment of iPhone throttling in late December that a tweak to reduce the performance of iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE with degraded batteries was included in iOS 10.2.1. The same changes were then included in iOS 11 to target iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 as well.
“Anticipating unexpected shutdowns”
But in a response to Senator John Thune, head of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, the Cupertino-based tech giant says it turned to other systems to deal with unexpected shutdowns on its latest-generation iPhones and, as a result, no such performance throttling would be needed.