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The Next iOS Update Will Have A Feature That Stops Your iPhone From Slowing Down

Don't want to spend RM300 to replace your battery? Wait for this.

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Apple is still sorry.

Since reports of the company admitting to slowing down selected iPhones emerged early this year, the tech giant is still on the path towards redemption.

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Apple caught heat when it was found to have purposefully slowed down iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and other devices with older batteries.

The company said the intention was to slow the phones to preserve ageing batteries and prevent them from automatically restarting.

Two weeks after it introduced a battery replacement program, CEO Tim Cook came forward in an interview with ABC, saying users will have the option to disable the slowdown in the next iOS update

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The new option is likely to arrive in March, as part of the next update to iOS 11. "If you don’t want it, you can turn it off,Cook told ABC News. The CEO maintains that Apple does not recommend users to take advantage of the ability.

In addition, Apple will also introduce much more detailed monitoring of battery health for users

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"We’re going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it’s very, very transparent... this hasn’t been done before," Cook added. 

The next iOS 11 developer beta is expected to arrive early February, which means a public release will follow some time in March.

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