It all started a couple of weeks ago, when a user on Reddit explained how much they had improved the performance of your iPhone 6s after changing the battery. It was not a mere impression of yours. Did performance testing before and after the change and the improvement in scores was significant, around 75%. After other users confirm that they had happened the same thing and with the growing runrún that Apple could be slowing down your own mobile for no apparent reason, the company made an official statement
Our aim is to ensure that our customers enjoy lamejor experience possible, which includes both the general performance as the extension of the useful life of their devices. The lithium-ion battery have less capacity to provide energy peaks in cold conditions, when they have a low load or according to age with time, which may cause it to shut down abruptly to protect its electronic components.
Last year we launched a feature for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone IS to reduce those peaks instant only when necessary to prevent the device is turned off suddenly under those assumptions. We have now extended that feature to the iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and we have plans to add other products in the future.
In this way, Apple confirmed the problem and was assured that a solution for one error, but many users expressed their indignation because they had purchased new phones to fix it when simply changing the battery would have been sufficient. The company of the apple has given more fuel to the theory of planned obsolescence, which ensures that the capitalist system makes each time worst products to force consumers to get rid of them quicker and replace them with new ones.
But what is certain is that there is no conspiracy in the industry to shorten the life of their products, but rather a decision of a particular company that could cost expensive, in terms of image and even cold hard cash. Apple has already received eight lawsuits in federal courts in California, New York and Illinois, with the goal of getting eventually the representation of millions of users all over the world against the company of the apple.
The lawsuits argue that during all this past year users may have blamed the aging of the electronics in the mobile and bought a new one when the cause was the battery, that could have been changed for a fraction of the price. According to one of the lawsuits, the inability of the batteries to respond to the demand peaks of the phone is a manufacturing defect, Apple decided not to resolve by offering new batteries to those affected, but disguise it by using a trick of software. Ask for money back that you spent on the new phone more compensation and that the courts force the company to remove this feature or at least report it in a transparent manner.