South Korea opens new investigation into allegations Apple slows down older iPhones

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South Korean prosecutor on Monday launched a new investigation into allegations by consumers that Apple slows down older iPhones via iOS updates to force customers to purchase new ones.

Korea Bizwire reports that prosecution sources in the Seoul High Prosector’s office instructed officials to reopen a previously closed case brought forward by the non-profit group “Citizens United for Consumer Sovierenity”.

The allegations, not new, claim that Apple via iOS updates purposefully throttles back the performance of older iPhones such as the iPhone 6 to push customers to purchase their newest handset. Apple responded to the claims initial surfacing in 2017 admitting it does slow down iPhones to prevent unexpected power shutdowns.

Apple addressed concerns with the new Battery Health Management feature on the iOS 12.1 update. The feature allows users to check on their battery health and whether it is running at normal levels or not. If the system has throttled back performance to prevent a shutdown, the feature will notify users.

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