Published: Сб, Февраля 10, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

IOS 11.3 Public Beta 2 for iPhone and iPad Released

IOS 11.3 Public Beta 2 for iPhone and iPad Released

The iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X models include hardware upgrades that enable a more advanced performance management system that makes iOS anticipate and prevent an unexpected shutdown. In line with what the company told customers previous year, Apple's Public Policy Vice President Cynthia Hogan reiterated to Thune that the upcoming iOS 11.3 update will give users "greater visibility into the health of their iPhones".

Late past year it came to light that Apple has included code in the iOS operating system that throttles the performance of iPhones if the battery is showing signs of wear. As part of its solution, Apple cut its battery replacement program to just $30 instead of $70.

In a letter addressed to Senator John Thune (R-S.D.), Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) said (PDF) it is exploring whether customers who paid full price for battery replacement should get a rebate for some of the purchase price.

REUTERS/Robert GalbraithTim Cook confirms upcoming iOS update will allow iPhone users to disable throttling of CPU.

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The new "Battery Health" feature is created to provide iOS users with more information about their batteries. Apple responded to it stating performance throttling could be a thing of the past - without offering any more concrete assurances.

"We are exploring this and will update you accordingly", the iPhone maker said in a February 2 letter to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.). Last week, the SEC and the Department of Justice announced investigations into the slowdowns. The company also offered cut price of battery replacements from $79 to $29 for older iPhones such as iPhone 6 or later. To enable this feature, the user needs to go into - Settings Battery Battery Health (Beta).

In the letter, Apple said it had known about battery problems caused by a manufacturing defect as early as fall 2016. "I appreciate Apple's response to my inquiry and the company's ongoing discussions with the committee". He said Apple would follow up with additional information about the rebates at a future date.

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