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Poole examined the issue by plotting performance scores across a variety of iPhone models. Although there were no concrete proof on the issue at that time, Geekbench founder John Poole has now tested if it is really the case or not.

As per the graphs which Geekbench deciphered, Apple seems to have added the new state through the iOS 10.2.1 update on the 6S and iOS 11.2.0 on the iPhone 7.

As part of fixing the issue, users don't get a notification about reduced performance as they get when their device is in the "low-power mode". The reason for the drop in performance is the degrading battery.

Similar results were also seen on the iPhone 7, with the smartphone's performances remaining the same for this phone model under iOS 10.2.0, iOS 10.2.1, and iOS 11.1.2, but performance decreasing after an upgrade to iOS 11.2.0, the report showed. This can be easily fixed by replacing it through an Apple representative or even a local fix shop (considering the fact that the old phone may already be out of warranty). With iOS 10.2.1 released in January 2017, however, while the initial performance was on a par, later peaks were significantly lower in comparison.

He expects Apple fans to purchase about 56 million iPhones of all kinds in the first quarter of 2018, which is well below the 61 million phones sold in the same period of 2015. The slowing down of the processor speed has more to do with the battery on your older iPhone. Last week, a Reddit user whose iPhone 6s had been slowing down found it received a massive performance boost when they replaced the battery, leading to an extensive thread on the subject.

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"Another popular benchmarking company Futuremark - the company behind benchmarking apps like 3DMark - recently came out with its own share of findings".

"I believe (as do others) that Apple introduced a change to limit performance when battery condition decreases past a certain point", Poole wrote in the post.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The increase in prices is applicable on all iPhone models except the iPhone SE as the Apple assembles the device in a Bengaluru-based facility with its Taiwanese manufacturing Wistron Corporation.

[.] it appears the problem is widespread, and will only get worse as phones (and their batteries) continue to age. This will likely feed into the "planned obsolescence" narrative.

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