Apple is considered one of the top premium technology companies in the world whose product, the Apple iPhone is pegged as a standard for the next revolution in the smartphone universe. However, in the latest revelation by Geekbench, the cross-platform processor benchmark, said that the company may be slowing its older generation smartphones with newer iOS updates, but only after the phone’s battery condition decreases past a certain point. It was in a Reddit post that this anomaly was pointed out. It is expected that as the battery capacity decreases as they iPhones age, the performance of the processor remains the same. But the older iPhones reported that a new battery does increase their score on Geekbench.
To find the appropriate answer, Geekbench did an analysis of its tests on iPhone 6s. The older generation iPhone 6s were running on iOS 10.2.1, iOS 10.2. The analysis depicts the points where scores cluster below the single average point that was previously observed. And the score is typical of multiple tests running on the same device.
The Geekbench blogpost said – “The distribution of iPhone 6s scores for iOS 10.2.0 appears unimodal with a peak around the average score. However, the distribution of iPhone 6s scores for iOS 10.2.1 appears multimodal, with one large peak around the average and several smaller peaks around lower scores. Under iOS 11.2.0 the effect is even more pronounced.”
The Geekbench also correlated the iPhone slowing down with the release of iOS 10.2.1. The company released the version earlier this year when many phones were reportedly shut down automatically after reaching a specific battery percentage. After this fiasco, Apple offered a battery replacement programme. After replacement of battery was done, Geekbench scores referred that before and after the battery swap, the scores increased drastically. The newer iOS version, when compared with the Geekbench data, suggests that the company reduced the performance of some devices. With iOS 11.2, the scores were even drastic.
Meanwhile, Apple India Sales Head Sanjay Kaul put in his papers and the company has named Michel Coulomb as the new head of sales for the country. Industry sources told IANS that Kaul who was elevated to the position in May last year has stepped down with immediate effect. An official statement from Apple was yet to come. According to Coulomb’s Linkedin profile, he earlier led Apple’s operations in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa before moving into Singapore last year as chief of South Asia.