Senator John Thune Wants Apple to Answers Questions on Slowing iPhones

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After all, Apple failed to provide any kind of notification to users who had older iPhones that it would be slowing down their devices.

Apple made a few headlines last month as well after GeekBench, a tech device benchmarking website, reported that the company is putting a limit on the processor clock speed with each OS update, slowing it down.

After provoking the ire of French authorities over what is considered by the country as "planned obsolescence" by Apple, the Cupertino firm now has to contend with lawmakers at home. Approximately 30 class action suits have been filed around the world against the iPhone maker, with some global regulators already investigating Apple's decision to slow down older iPhones packing chemically aged batteries without telling customers. Apple offers users in the USA a battery replacement for Dollars 29, which is valid for the iPhone 6 or newer, regardless of diagnostic test results.

Apple is to be questioned by the US Senate over its practice of slowing down older iPhones to mitigate the effects of aging batteries. Apple also announced it would lower the price of replacement batteries.

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An Apple store was evacuated after an iPhone battery overheated Tuesday, causing a build-up of smoke and left a fix worker who was removing the battery injured.

Thune asked Apple to answer his questions by January 23.

More battery woes: Apple now faces 30 class-action lawsuits related to the throttling. These the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus and iPhone SE. "We've now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future".

More and more analysts and industry pundits are predicting underwhelming total shipment numbers for the iPhone X over the year-end quarter, as well as calendar Q1 2018, but in case you couldn't tell, Apple's "all-screen" handset actually got off to a flying start before a Christmas demand slowdown unexpectedly kicked in.