The US Senate requested Apple varied questions in regards to the not too long ago found iPhone slowdown follow. The iPhone maker issued a response on February 2nd, which was made public on Tuesday. In it, Apple explains the entire iPhone battery mess, offering a timeline of occasions, current fixes in addition to different mitigations for the long run.
Apple’s rationalization proves that the worst factor in regards to the iPhone slowdown is that Apple lied about having knowledgeable customers of what was about to occur as soon as iOS 10.2.1 was launched final 12 months.
The first time Apple acknowledged that it hasn’t knowledgeable its clients correctly again in January 2017 was a number of weeks in the past. “When we did put [the software update] out, we did say what it was, however I don’t assume lots of people have been paying consideration,” Apple’s Tim Cook mentioned in an interview with ABC News. “And possibly we must always have been clearer, as effectively.”
The letter to Congress makes that form of misinformation even clearer.
First of all, Apple launched the iOS 10.2.1 replace in January 2017, a month earlier than it truly tried to inform us what the replace did.
“We first delivered this energy administration characteristic to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE as a part of iOS 10.2.1, in January 2017,” Apple explains.
Then, in February 2017, it “informed” customers in regards to the slowdown.
“Once we verified that the characteristic was efficient in avoiding surprising shutdowns, we up to date the iOS 10.2.1 ReadMe notes in February, 2017. Specifically, the iOS 10.2.1 ReadMe notes mentioned that this replace ‘additionally improves energy administration throughout peak workloads to keep away from surprising shutdowns on iPhone,” Apple mentioned.
I’m sorry, Apple, however telling customers in an up to date change log, a month after the replace, that the replace “additionally improves energy administration throughout peak workloads to keep away from surprising shutdowns on iPhone” is not going to make me understand that the telephone will likely be slowed down in sure circumstances.
Don’t get me unsuitable, I do perceive why Apple needed to revert to this repair. I occur to have been an iPhone 6s consumer proper till the iPhone X rolled out, however I by no means observed the slowdowns. Nor did I expertise annoying iPhone shutdowns earlier than the iOS 10.2.1 rolled out, though it could have shut down a number of occasions in a single day from what I can recall. I did change the battery of the iPhone 6s lengthy earlier than the iPhone slowdown scandal was unearthed, as I used to be getting ready it for a brand new life with a member of the family. Finally, I’m additionally a non-believer in…