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Apple executives offers choice to save battery life, doesn't recommend it

Apple executives offers choice to save battery life, doesn't recommend it”

He said: "If you don't want it, you can turn it off".

Late past year, Apple acknowledged it was using software updates to slow down batteries in an effort to prevent them from shutting off suddenly.

You will be soon able to opt out of Apple intentionally slowing down your iPhone's performance.

Cook's disclaimer is that Apple doesn't recommend turning off this feature, as the company initially came out with it to stop unexpected shut-downs.

Apple's Tim Cook apart from confirming in an interview with ABC News that the company intends to move foreign money back to the USA, he finally addressed the iPhone "batterygate" scandal stating that a new system update will come out in February, that will help users to stop their iPhones from slowing down.

However, the Apple CEO advised users not to do so, warning that it could result in unexpected restarts of their smartphones.

Some tech analysts and users alleged Apple was slowing down phones as a way to encourage people to buy new phones. There is not much new in iOS 11.2.5, so don't expect any of the big features we're still waiting for to arrive, such as Messages on iCloud and Apple's recently promised battery health tool.

This update will also provide notifications to users before it throttles the system performance due to weak battery life.

"We're going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery", Cook said.

Cook said the iOS update will be rolled out to developers next month. "We deeply apologize for anyone who thinks we have some other kind of motivation".

Apple released an apology and Cook reiterated in this ABC interview, saying that the company should have been clearer when first implementing the slow-down feature.

Those with the update will have an option to chose whether they want their iPhone's performance to be throttled when its battery degrades to a certain point. A new iPhone costs at least $650, while a battery replacement used to cost $79 (Apple has since discounted battery replacements for most models to $29).



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