The #iphone XS and XR will get processor throttling feature with iOS 13.1

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Apple will add its processor throttling feature to the iPhone XS and XR next week with the upcoming iOS 13.1 update. The feature, which was controversial when first discovered in 2017, limits some iPhones’ performance to prevent random shutdowns due to aging batteries. The feature is only supposed to be active when a phone has an older battery, but those affected have previously complained about noticeable slowdowns of their devices when it happens.

The feature was discovered when iPhone owners noticed that older phones would speed up after a battery replacement. Apple eventually became more transparent about the feature, detailing how it worked and temporarily offering discounted battery replacements as a mea culpa. It later updated iOS…

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