Apple admits to slowing down old phones

Apple has been forced to admit in the face of overwhelming evidence that it has deliberately slowed down its older iPhones models to keep them running longer.

The tech giant issued a statement on Thursday, saying that it has used software updates to limit the performance of older phones that may have battery issues.

Clement Manyathela spoke to Stuff magazine editor-in-chief, Toby Shapshak.

There is a company that makes software called Geekbench. It runs a whole series of tests and tells you how fast the process is, how many hours battery life you get... the CEO of the company got hold of Apple and said hang on there is an anomaly here.

Toby Shapshak, Stuff magazine editor-in-chief

After Geekbench was able to provide all of this evidence, Apple who has long rejected any claims have had to admit that indeed they do. There is are the models, iPhone 6, 6S , 7 and the SE

Toby Shapshak, Stuff magazine editor-in-chief

The company is now being sued in two different class actions from people who are say Apple's actions caused them to suffer 'economic damages and other harm for which they are entitled to compensation.'

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