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Apple admits to slowing down older iPhones to preserve power

In this Sept 19, 2014 file photo, a customer shows off the new Apple iPhone 6, right, and 6 Plus at a store in Tokyo. In this Sept 19, 2014 file photo, a customer shows off the new Apple iPhone 6, right, and 6 Plus at a store in Tokyo. | Photo: AP Photo / Shizuo Kambayashi, File.

December 21, 2017 11:32 AM

Apple has admitted to slowing down older iPhones to prevent them from unexpectedly shutting down, amid questions about reduced performance.

The company says as iPhone batteries age, or in certain conditions such as cold weather, the devices can struggle with demands for more power.

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Apple says to prevent the iPhones from shutting down, it tweaked iOS to slow certain tasks that require more power.

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