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Apple reduces speed of iPhones as batteries wear out, report suggests

Discussion in 'Smartphones and Tablets' started by Tinderbox (UK), Dec 19, 2017.

  1. Papusan

    Papusan BGABOOKS = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    Apple Will Extend $29 iPhone Battery Replacement Program Beyond 2018 If Unable To Prevent Shutdown Without Throttling Output
    Apple Is Considering To Extend The iPhone’s Battery Replacement Program If It’s Unable To Prevent Shutdown At Expense Of Throttle Reduction
    Apple recently reported its quarterly earnings, achieving what surfaced in rumors a year back. The $1000 iPhone X made its mark, balancing a decrease in units with an increase in ASP. Now, after being grilled by the Senate sub-committee for Commerce, the company outlined new policies in a letter. Apple stands accused of slowing down older iPhones. Some, believe this intends to force users at upgrading their device. Apple, claims that it has to slow down older devices, to prevent damage to critical components.

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    iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X Will Not Experience Performance and Battery Problems Thanks to ‘Hardware Updates’
    ‘Hardware Updates’ in the Latest iPhone Lineup Will Prevent Battery Problems Afflicting These Smartphones in the Coming Years

    Apple was able to respond to questions requested from Senator John Thune (R-SD) in a letter that was made public. It explains that the three devices released in 2017 are not going to suffer from the same performance setbacks due to the following reason.
     
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    Maybe they ought to increase that period to lifetime when more throttling alg. are written and user complaint will increase and force Apple to put a Off button for every throttling alg.
     
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    I'm still waiting for the lawsuit that will force Apple to sign older firmwares so users can make their devices usable again.
     
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  4. Tanner@XoticPC

    Tanner@XoticPC Company Representative

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    I kind of doubt that will happen, if they actually were doing it to drive new sales (which I don't believe at all) they would have other ways to switch to which would render the lawsuit moot, and if they weren't then I don't think they'd lose the case.
     
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    Its available on 11.3 beta 2 under Settings > Battery > Battery performance/health.
     
  6. Starlight5

    Starlight5 So what if I'm crazy? The best people are.

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    Apparently so, and shows up in many apps that use the underlying libs:

    This new text bomb crashes most Mac and iOS apps with a single Unicode symbol
    Posted 2 hours ago by Taylor Hatmaker (@tayhatmaker)
    https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/15/iphone-text-bomb-ios-mac-crash-apple/

    "TechCrunch has learned of a potentially serious new bug affecting a wide range of Apple devices.

    During their development work on an international news feed, software engineers at Aloha Browser discovered two Unicode symbols in a non-English language that can crash any Apple device that uses Apple’s default San Francisco font. The bug instigates crashes on iPhones, iPads, Macs and even Watch OS devices that display text containing the symbol on their screens.

    When one of the two symbols is displayed in an app, the software crashes immediately. In many cases, the app cannot be reopened and must be reinstalled. TechCrunch was able to recreate this behavior on two iPhones running an older version of iOS, one iPhone running iOS 11.2.5 and a MacBook Pro running High Sierra.

    The bug crashes apps including Mail, Twitter, Messages, Slack, Instagram and Facebook. From our testing, it also crashed Jumpcut, a copy and paste plugin for Mac. While it initially appeared that the Chrome browser for Mac was unaffected and could safely display the symbol, it later crashed Chrome and the software would not reopen without crashing until uninstalled and reinstalled.

    TechCrunch has been in touch with Apple about the potential timeline for a software fix and will update this story accordingly. According to the team at Aloha Browser, Apple is aware of the bug and it may have been reported by another development team, as well.

    This is Apple’s second text bomb headache of the year. In January, software researcher Abraham Masri discovered an iOS glitch that allowed a specific URL to crash any iPhone it was texted to, sometimes resulting in a kernel panic. In 2016, another bug could crash any iPhone or the Safari browser if a user clicked the URL for CrashSafari.com. In 2015, a so-called “Unicode of Death” could overload an iPhone’s memory using some Arabic characters. Now we’re looking at Unicode of Death 2.0.

    Because so many apps are affected, the new text bomb could be used to create mass chaos if spammed across an open social platform or used to target individuals via email or messaging. The new bug affects a broad swath of Apple devices and crashes nearly any major app they run, making it particularly destructive if not resolved quickly."
     
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    The issue shouldn't arise at all when they actually provide Native Indian Language Keyboards than other competitors like Swiftkey,GBoard etc..
     
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