Apple has famously admitted in the past that they throttle the performance of their iPhones with newer versions of the iOS operating system. It’s the result of an effort to prevent unexpected shutdowns that may occur while you use the phone. While we have yet to hear a user complain about this issue, it looks like we may begin to see some iPhone owners with the bug on their device. Or, ya know, at least according to Apple.
In an interview with ABC News, CEO Tim Cook said next month, Apple will begin shipping a software update to developers that will allow you to see more detailed information about your battery like whether it’s healthy or in need of a replacement. Within that same feature, you’ll have the ability to disable performance throttling and use your iPhone at the same speed you experienced the day you unboxed your device.
“We’re going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it’s very, very transparent,” said Cook. He later said the iOS update will arrive next month for developers before rolling out to the public. This likely means we’ll see multiple iterations of this new version of iOS 11 before it’s released, presumably, in March to the world.
With this news, I’m sure many of you are eager to get your hands on the new software. After all, it’s gonna make your iPhone faster without a doubt. In the same breath, it’s questionable as to whether customers will really notice unexpected shutdowns while using their phones like Apple says. This is the reason the company doesn’t recommend disabling this throttling feature, but many of you will do it anyway.
We’ll only know if this update is for good or evil during real world testing, so stay tuned.