Apple signed an agreement with the UK Competition Authority (CMA) that it will be "clearer and more upfront" about how changes to iOS updates will affect performance and battery life. current and future iPhones.
This is a result of a decision made by Apple several years ago to set the gas performance of older phones. In 201
7, the company admitted that it was surreptitiously slowing down aging iPhone models, claiming it was so because otherwise the devices could crash when the processor demanded more power than the nearly worn-out batteries could deliver.
The British Government today said in a statement, "CMA was worried that people might have tried to repair the phone or replace it because they were not aware that the software update had caused the handset to go slow."
Apple promises not to do it again  In 2018, an iOS update automatically ended with throttle of older devices, but it gives users of these iPhones the ability to do it themselves, especially if the handset crashes because the battery gets old.
And the CMA points out: "Today's announcement locks the firm into formal obligations to always alert people when a scheduled software update is issued if it is expected to significantly change the effect of performance management on their phones." The UK agency warns that it can " act through the courts "if it ever finds the iPhone manufacturer in violation of this agreement.