As batteries age, they can put out less power.
AT&T $1000 tax bonus came after exchange with union head
But neither one of those AT&T announcements said what the exact level of investment would have been if the tax bill wasn't passed. Analysts at Goldman Sachs estimate that the tax cuts would add $3.7 billion to its annual net income.
Ms Karissa Chua, a consumer electronics consultant at Euromonitor International, said it was common for the battery, speed and performance of all smartphones to degenerate over time with every update to the operating system and apps. And some of those users wondered whether, in a bid to boost battery life, Apple was throttling processor performance.
The Verge received this statement from Apple: "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices". Apple is instead addressing issues with devices that contain older lithium-ion batteries that can shut down when exposed to random peaks of current draws.
"Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions", Apple explained. Poole found that the same throttling is occurring in the iPhone 7 running iOS 11.2.0. "This fix will also cause users to think, "my phone is slow so I should replace it" not, 'my phone is slow so I should replace its battery, '" says Geekbench's John Poole. But that's not like swapping in a new pair of AA batteries on a digital camera. Otherwise, you'll have to wait three to five business days for Apple to send it back to be fixed.
One vote ends GOP majority in Va. state house
There will be a recount Wednesday in the 68th District, which includes parts of Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield. Democrat Shelly Simonds reacts to the news Tuesday that she won Virginia's 94th District by one vote in a recount.
Apple doesn't make it easy to replace batteries.
The confirmation suggests that iPhone owners could be better off replacing their slowing phone's battery, which costs £79 out of warranty through Apple, rather than buying a new handset. Nikkei just came out with an analysis of what the iPhone's 10th anniversary means for the Asian technology companies, and has made several infographics that showcase what a Frankenstein monster the iPhone X is, for example, created by tens of different suppliers' parts. His theory: "that Apple introduced a change to limit performance when battery condition decreases past a certain point".
Reddit user TeckFire first posted to the /r/iPhone subreddit, showing two scores from Geekbench: one from before they replaced their battery, and one from after. This will likely feed into the "planned obsolecense" narritive.
Idaho is fastest-growing state
Texas tallied the biggest numeric growth with its population increasing by almost 400,000 residents in 2017. That represents 1% of the Cowboy state's total population and the largest percentage decline in the country.