Last week, iOS 13 arrived to all iOS devices and the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro has officially gone on sale as well. Next week, iOS 13.1 is expected to arrive on September 24 and will add Apple’s CPU throttling feature to iPhone XR and iPhone XS users.
For those that not aware, Apple first admitted it throttled CPUs on older iPhone in 2017. This resulted into a controversy which ultimately prompted Apple to issue $29 out-of-warranty battery replacements for those affected. Apple’s intention for the feature was to compensate for random shutdowns that iPhones would experience with a weak, aging battery.
Apple’s alleged intention of slowing down older devices as a way to pressure user to upgrade to the newer iphone. Following outcry for performing the practice without the user’s prior notice, Apple eventually added a toggle so the user could turn the feature On and Off. The feature can only be activated when a weak battery is detected.
Apple’s 2019 iPhone are equipped with a more advanced performance management features, which is expected to minimixes how noticeable the effect of throttling is.
iOS 13.1 is on the way coming so expect more packeges from it.