Why Apple's upcoming iPhone battery update is a bad idea

Why Apple's upcoming iPhone battery update is a bad idea

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In case it wasn’t already really clear, Apple is really, really sorry about slowing down old iPhones with creaky batteries, and it’s taking steps — ALL the steps — to make things right.

Upset iPhone owners can already get a new battery replacement at a reduced $29 cost, and Apple has pledged to release a software update that’ll show people the health of their batteries and let them turn any performance optimization on or off.

Said software update will be a great way to pacify the angry mob, but it’s also a bad idea.

In an interview with ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized again for the company’s poor communication on iOS’s built-in power management feature that throttled iPhone performance in order to prevent the phones from unexpectedly shutting down or restarting as the result of an old battery.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Why Apple's upcoming iPhone battery update is a bad idea

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