iOS 13.1 to bring CPU throttling feature to iPhone XR and XS

20 September 2019
The feature is meant to prevent random shutdowns on aging batteries.

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wow, throttling is now a feature

  • Anonymous

IphoneUser, 24 Sep 2019Well At least apple lets us know, by giving iPhone users updates... moreThey only let you know because they got caught doing it without anyone knowing. And some people still wont know what it is or to turn it off.
And the apple batteries still deteriorate faster because they are weaker batteries from the start.

  • Anonymous

acemang, 24 Sep 2019your IQ is sub 100, i can't argue with such a person that doesn'... moreSo because you lose and get called out the only thing you can do is call them stupid

  • Anonymous

IphoneUser, 24 Sep 2019Well At least apple lets us know, by giving iPhone users updates... moreThey only let you know because they got caught doing it without anyone knowing. And some people still wont know what it is or to turn it off.
And the apple batteries still deteriorate faster because they are weaker batteries from the start.

Anonymous, 24 Sep 2019so you spend your hard earned money to buy smartphone just to sh... moreyour IQ is sub 100, i can't argue with such a person that doesn't understand the basics and doesn't know how to interpret a simple phrase. Have a nice day.

Anonymous, 23 Sep 2019Again speculation about what I have or dont thats irrelevant. Fl... moreyou are speculation what people have or don't have..but hey..whose counting speculations...

you are far away from being a audiophile..just a normal user that wishes to be one...and thinking that listen music form a smartphone is a near audiophile experience...if you don't have the money that's ok, it's not the end of the world and it's really not that important. But don't cry about a phone not having a jack. The problem is you...not the phone.

  • IphoneUser

Well At least apple lets us know, by giving iPhone users updates, if android had this feature most of the batteries would be lower than 80%,because a fast charger deteriorates the battery much quicker.(faster charge yet drains also fast)

  • Anonymous

acemang, 23 Sep 2019again if you have those "amazing" earphones and you only have yo... moreso you spend your hard earned money to buy smartphone just to show off? you don't care about the specs as long as its flashy and shiny just to show off.
whats the use of those reviews then? if you don't care about audio quality then please for god sake don't talk about camera, chipset, video quality, calling, texting, etc, just go back to the cave.

  • Anonymous

acemang, 23 Sep 2019again if you have those "amazing" earphones and you only have yo... moreAgain then never talk about camera, display, speaker, software, soc, or call quality on a phone then either. Cause none of that matters since standalone devices are better.

  • Anonymous

acemang, 23 Sep 2019again if you have those "amazing" earphones and you only have yo... moreAgain speculation about what I have or dont thats irrelevant. Flagship Smartphones output pretty neat sound perfectly adequate to power some of the nicer earbuds on the market. Not everyone wants to be tethered to their audio equipment. On top of that, most people dont have that audio equipment. If they had a decent smartphone and a hundred or two to spend on buds they were able to get close to audiophile grade on the cheap. You dont have that option with wireless and whatever you invested you have to reinvest again for lower quality sound using headphones that will die within a couple of years.

Simon, 23 Sep 2019This is so full of incorrect speculation. I own several really g... moreagain if you have those "amazing" earphones and you only have your smartphone to listen music...i feed sad about you..it's your life..do what you want....like you said the buds are good enought for transit....thats the smartphone job....in transit...when you are stopped, at work or at home...you should have much better gear for listen music..if you care...the incorrent statment is yours..not mine...

Throttling is a feature now?!?!

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 23 Sep 2019Weak response. Fact is, you can opt out if you want to. And the ... moreThing is, this throttling feature was kept secret were it not for some geek on reddit who busted them out. And it was introduced since they also sold lots of iphones with defective batteries.

Only then did Apple apologized and admitted to this sillyness.

Now this thing is being normalized and pushed to the masses by capitalizing on their huge zombie following.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 23 Sep 2019Weak response. Fact is, you can opt out if you want to. And the ... moreYes your response was weak and uncalled for. So kudos to you.

Anonymous, 22 Sep 2019Actually, they do get to consent. You can choose to wave off the... moreNo it's opt out only. You can stop the throttling but they never say please before enabling it.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 23 Sep 2019If you know or realize to disable it after it auto enables. An... moreWeak response. Fact is, you can opt out if you want to. And the only reason people notice is because they can keep their phones for at least 5 years because they are supported. Better than the alternative of, 1. Keeping a weak battery running at full steam and/or 2. Having an android phone thatÂ’s no longer supported after 18 months so you never get a chance to wear it down.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 22 Sep 2019Actually, they do get to consent. You can choose to wave off the... moreIf you know or realize to disable it after it auto enables.
And if they didnt use weaker batteries for more profits in the first place it wouldnt be such an issue.

  • Simon

acemang, 22 Sep 2019i've an htc u11, and before had htc 10, and you should know that... moreThis is so full of incorrect speculation. I own several really good wired in ear headphones that play amazingly well with something like the Galaxy S9 and I do use them a lot. I have the Galaxy buds which are fine enough in transit or when working out, but dont come close to something like the Sennheiser Momentum In Ears, which you can have for the same price. I bring them up because their ever so slightly inferior wireless version is also the best quality you can get from wireless earbuds, and these cost over twice as much as their superior, wired version. Not to mention many of us already have such quality wired headphones and removal of headphone jack would mean having to pay big money to have something that merely comes close to what we already had. There is no good argument for the removal of the headphone jack as far as customers go - its setting us back in audio quality on the go and attempts to force us to spend more on new headphones which traditionally lasted decades.

  • Anonymous

ProJames-CHM, 22 Sep 2019Apologies. Didn't want to hijack the comments. But when someone ... moreActually, they do get to consent. You can choose to wave off the slowing down that happens to protect using your phone on a consumed battery.
The more you know

Kangal, 22 Sep 2019Okay, but I want to hijack the comments and ask you a different ... moreI had the chance to try a Galaxy Xcover4 recently. It has the same IP68 as my sealed Note9 and has a removable battery. The design was fairly simple, with a rubber seal going around the underside of the back panel. It's quite a shame that the battery is sealed on my Note9, but my first true phone was the Galaxy A5 2015 so I kind of started with sealed batteries.

Here's the thing though. If your battery gets swollen, you could still pop over to an authorized repair center and get it replaced. Yes it's rather expensive but less than buying a new phone. With the headphone jack, however, no matter how often you go to a service center, you'll never get it.

I do not think it's a fair trade off. The point of having sealed batteries is for design (and planned obsolescence). Thinner, glass, curves and the dumb race to 100% STB are all design choices that leads to this.