Apple admits it was questioned by the U.S., says it would never degrade the user experience

Apple admits it was questioned by the U.S., says it would never degrade the user experience
Yesterday, we told you that the SEC and DOJ were reportedly investigating Apple's decision to throttle CPU speed on certain models. These units have weak batteries that might not be up to powering an iPhone through a complex task. And that could lead these handsets to shutdown, requiring the user to reboot the phone. Those with a tendency to reach for a conspiracy theory to explain everything, say that Apple slowed down these older models on purpose in order to generate sales of its newer handsets.

Today, Apple admitted that it has been questioned by the U.S. government in reference to its decision to throttle the CPU on several iPhone units. In order to keep its customers from forming a mob with pitchforks to storm Cupertino, Apple took 63% off the price of a battery replacement, cutting the price to $29 from $79. Additionally, a future iOS update will include tools that iPhone users can employ to measure the strength of the battery inside their iPhone. The update will also give users the ability to disable the throttling of the processor on the phone.

Apple released a statement today in which it said that the company would never degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades. You can read the statement in its entirety below:


A number of class action suits against Apple have been filed by customers complaining that the tech giant installed the update to throttle their handsets without permission.

source: CNBC

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