The new setting will let users have this choice, however, at the risk of increasing the chances of their device crashing.Speaking to ABC News, Cook said: 'If you don't want it, you can turn it off.'We’re going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it’s very, very transparent.Pictured is the i Phone 7'First and foremost, we have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades,' Apple said.'Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making i Phones last as long as possible is an important part of that.' A South Korea's Communications Commission has reportedly asked for an explanation of the issue from Apple, while in France a consumer group has filed filed preliminary, legal complaints in court.'We are hoping to get some answers on whether Apple intentionally restricted the performance of old i Phones and tried to hide this from customers,' the Korean Commission said.
A beta version of the operating system for developers that includes the features will be issued next month, with a public release likely to follow in March.
Cook says that the slowdown feature was introduced to prevent unexpected shutdowns and not to force users to upgrade, as has been suggested, in an interview with ABC News.
The CEO claims that Cupertino-based firm's focus was on the 'user experience', adding that Apple wants to 'deeply apologise for anyone who thinks we have some other kind of motivation.'Apple will not recommend users disable performance throttling, as it may mean that they will not be able to use their device in emergency situations.
French consumer association called 'HOP', standing for 'Stop Planned Obsolescence', filed preliminary, legal complaints in court against Apple and Epson.'We’ve been hearing feedback from our customers about the way we handle performance for i Phones with older batteries and how we have communicated that process.
We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down. There’s been a lot of misunderstanding about this issue, so we would like to clarify and let you know about some changes we’re making.