It’s not just your imagination. Your iPhone really does slow down.
For years, iPhone users have wondered why their phone seems to go slow, compared to the newer models. Apple is now reportedly admitting it’s intentional as a phone becomes outdates.
The lithium-ion battery starts to process information slower, the more times it’s charged. Usually, the slowdown comes after literally hundreds of charge cycles.
Apple insists the reason is not because they want you to buy a newer model. It’s to avoid random and sudden shutdowns, they say.
The battery can crash if it’s overworked too much, once it begins so-called ‘battery decay.”
Users can purchase a new battery for their older model, if they don’t want to purchase an entirely new phone.