Will you disable Apple's power management if your older iPhone could shut down? (results)
We asked you last week whether you would take advantage of the new power management toggle Apple promised to introduce, that will let older iPhones perform at their peak, regardless of the shutdown risk, and most of our 1471 respondents said that they will either turn off CPU throttling, or pop up in an Apple store and swap their batteries for new ones at $29 a pop. Just 16% would prefer things as they are - with somewhat slower but more stable older iPhones' performance, indicating that Apple may have underestimated their users' need for stability/performance tradeoffs.
Apple did the right thing after the whole older-iPhones-get-throttled controversy, and, besides a $29 battery replacement service, will be giving users the right to choose whether they want a performance hit but stable operations, or would gamble on current peaks that can force an aging battery to shut the handset down in certain scenarios.
Yes, in a future iOS update, Apple will give iPhone owners the ability to turn off that particular thread in its power management software that throttles the CPU on handsets with older battery packs. Users will be warned of the potential risks for unexpected shutdowns in extreme scenarios, but will be able to choose their poison, if they haven't opted for the $29 battery replacements that Apple is giving out.