Apple received questions from the US government on throttling old iPhones, and today they’ve released a statement. In said statement, Apple suggested that their next iOS update would include a kill switch for the battery health feature update.
Apple said they’d include a toggle. The toggle will, apparently, allow users to switch their power management feature off. If they switch said power management feature off, it’ll remain available in Settings, but will not be turned back on automatically.
Apple confirmed that iPhones with older batteries were being intentionally slowed down as the devices’ batteries aged in order to prevent further performance issues.
“As we told our customers in December, we have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades,” said an Apple representative, speaking with Axios.