We previously heard that the US government may look into Apple for them slowing down iPhones. Now it would appear that some investigations may have started.
According to a recent report by Bloomberg, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission are both looking into Apple. They are apparently investigation whether Apple violated any securities laws by the way it disclosed what it was doing.
The company is also facing a number of lawsuits in the US and also investigations from more countries around the world. Apple started to slow down older iPhones that had a problem with their batteries in order to stop the handsets from crashing or shutting down.
Apple recently released their iOS 11.3 beta 1 software, this software turns off the battery management feature and when iOS 11.3 is released to everyone, you will be able to choose whether to turn on and off this feature on your iPhone and iPad.
Apple introduced this feature with iOS 10.2.1, what it did was basically slow the processor down on devices that had degraded batteries under peak loads. Apple also started to inform people that their batteries may need to be serviced on their handsets with this update.
So if looks like Apple is being investigated by US agencies for the way it informed people about what it was doing. To be honest the majority of people did not know their iPhones were being slowed down until recently.
Source MacRumorsFiled Under: Apple, Apple iPhone