When To Expect The New Release

Apple has revealed that the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models will not be significantly impacted by the iOS performance management feature, which the company implemented on older iPhones.

Since news of the battery throttling news broke previous year, zozens of class-action lawsuits have been filed against Apple in the US, the governments of Italy, France, and South Korea have begun examining any anti-consumer behavior, and the US Securities Exchange Commission has requested information from Apple regarding potential securities disclosure violations.

The new update brings with it several new features that public beta testers can try out before the final release. For those with older iPhones which have slowed down, Battery Health also provides information on when a device is being throttled. Sharp that supplied parts for the iPhone X reportedly failed to renew the deal. The third-party software you need is called coconut Battery, and you need a Mac because there's no Windows/Linux version of the software available. You can then tune battery settings to your liking via the performance management feature.

"For advanced technologies like an iPhone, consumers rely on clear and transparent disclosures from manufacturers to understand why their device may experience performance changes", said Thune in a statement. In an effort to address the situation, Apple a few weeks back instituted a battery replacement program whereby impacted users can receive a fresh battery for $29.

Did you pay full price for a replacement iPhone battery?

In line with what the company told customers a year ago, Apple's Public Policy Vice President Cynthia Hogan reiterated to Thune that the upcoming iOS 11.3 update will give users "greater visibility into the health of their iPhones". In India, the prices start at Rs 2000 for replacing battery. From there, go to General Software Update and you should see the build ready for download.

The new feature is named Battery Life and it will appear in the Battery section of the Settings app. Normally, this page should show you if the battery is operating at peak capacity and you will see which is the maximum capacity.

To install the beta, navigate to the Watch app on your paired iPhone and tap the "My Watch" tab.

  • Fernando Stephens