Tech giant Apple recently revealed the iOS 11.3 preview that shows power management features, new Animoji and more. Now, in a statement, Apple has confirmed that its power management toggle, allowing customers with an iPhone 6 through iPhone 7 Plus to disable the function, will be rolling out publicly later this spring. This followed a report that the US government is investigating Apple’s power management function that slows down older iPhone models. Apple issued a statement confirming that it has “received questions from some government agencies” and is “responding to them.” Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000Also Read - Apple releases important iOS 14.7.1 update: iPhone users must download it right now
“We sought to further improve the customer experience in December by announcing a significant discount on replacement batteries for certain iPhones. We also announced that we began developing a new iOS feature to show battery health and which would recommend when the user should consider replacing their battery. These actions were taken to further assist our customers and help extend the life of their iPhones. In addition, users will be able to see if the power management feature is being used to prevent unexpected shutdowns, and turn it off if they so choose. These features will be included in a developer release next month and a user releases this Spring,” said the company. Also Read - iPhone SE gets cheaper on Flipkart only for today: Get over Rs 11,000 flat discount
Apple iOS 11.3 preview reveals battery health and recommends when a battery needs to be serviced. Users can also see if the power management feature is on and can choose to turn it off. However, not all iPhone will get the feature. The new feature will be available for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
Apple has been trying to fix the issue ever since it cropped up in December last year. In a letter, Apple says it will never do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades.
The incident was brought into the picture when Apple was hit with a fifth class action lawsuit after the company admitted slowing down older iPhones to prevent battery depletion.
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