Apple iPhone 8 & iPhone X ‘Hardware Updates’ Solve Battery & Performance Issues

Back in November 2017, iPhone X joined the Apple’s new line-up along with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Now, the tech giant made it clear that these new iPhone models will not face the so-called Batterygate issue. Thanks to the hardware updates included in these models that are capable enough to solve these issues.


These newest phones use different hardware when compared to its predecessors that can better analyze the battery performance and power needs. Using the iOS 11.3 beta update, iPhone users can check if their device is impacted by the processor slowdown from the ‘Battery Health’ section of the Settings app.

Apple included the performance management feature in the devices such as iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7 Plus. Installing this iOS 11.3 will turn off any performance management feature on older iPhones. This will again be implemented only when a device faces unexpected shutdown. The iPhone users still have an option to turn off this feature even after this unexpected shutdown.

Furthermore Apple today responded to the inquisitions from the Senator John Thune regarding the Batterygate issue.

Q: Does Apple plan to release a similar software update feature to throttle back processing performance for newer phone models? What notice does it plan to provide to customers before doing so?

Apple: All iPhone models have basic performance management to ensure that the battery and overall system operates as designed and internal components are protected. And, in the case of hot temperature, the performance management ensures that the device stays within safety limits. Such basic performance management is required for safety and expected function, and cannot be turned off.

iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X models include hardware updates that allow a more advanced performance management system that more precisely allows iOS to anticipate and avoid an unexpected shutdown.


From the above statement, it is clear that the new hardware updates give room for the better performance management system. This system allows iOS to anticipate and avoid the unexpected shutdown as in older iPhones. So, if you own any of these models iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, then it is sure that the device will not be affected by performance issues in the future. This is really a big relief to iPhone fans.

Furthermore, the company made it clear these rechargeable batteries diminish over time. This, in turn, forces the user to replace the battery with a new one thus enhancing performance and maintain the stability of your iPhone.

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