Late last year, the iPhone-maker was much criticised after they publically apologized for slowing down iPhones after a while, followed by multiple lawsuits from angry customers. The company also cut the replacement prices for some out-of-warranty batteries from $79 to $29.
“We’re going to give people the visibility of the health of their battery so it’s very, very transparent. This hasn’t been done before,” CEO Tim Cook told ABC News during an interview. After the update, users will have a better idea that their iPhone is being slowed down to avoid unwanted shutdowns.
Unlike cheaper battery replacements, Cook ruled out the possibility of low-cost iPhones in the future. He said the phones involve “a lot of innovation” and their price is therefore reasonable.
The option to disable performance throttling will arrive in an upcoming iOS 11 update, first making its way to developer release before landing on people’s iPhones, possibly in March. Hopefully, Apple might be able to please some if not all annoyed customers.