It emerged yesterday that Apple have implemented methods in iOS to slow down devices with less than optimal batteries. When thinking about this more I had to ask myself if I was ok with this.
I honestly believe they have the right intention but have executed it in the wrong way.
It totally makes sense for them to help users get the most out of old devices but slowing down a device you paid for without a notification is wrong.
Apple needs to move quick and ship an update and revised statement. All I’m going to get asked and see reported in mainstream media is that Apple is slowing down devices to make you buy new ones.
Based on my use of older devices I think this is being done to iPad’s too. I have a second generation Mini that with latest updates had become almost unusable.
I want Apple to either ship a battery health app or integrate this into iOS.
All it needs is an indicator and notification to allow users to check on the health of their battery. When it needs to slow the device down it lets you know.
What disappoints me is that Apple, by not communicating this looks like it’s tried to get away with something.
They deserve all the negative press they get on this one.