This week, Apple made two notable changes to its help pages. First, the firm said the iPhone 5 obsolete. Then she came back on her words about the iPhone 8, the iPhone X and the management of the degradation of the battery. Finally, the phones of the generation 2017 will be well subjected to voluntary slowdowns to avoid hypothetical inconveniences.
It’s official: the iPhone 5 is “obsolete” according to Apple’s criteria. This mobile terminal was added on Tuesday to the list of “old and obsolete products” on the English-language site of the firm, the French page is probably brought to align soon. In detail, the smartphone presented and launched in 2012 is considered old (“vintage”) overseas and obsolete for the rest of the world – which means that we must not wait for updates and not counting the have it repaired by Apple’s service representative, except perhaps in the United States. Note that the first 4G-compatible Apple-branded phone has been granted extended support since in principle “home” mobile products are entitled to five years of support. The iPhone 5, he had six
In addition to this change of status, Apple has returned in relative discretion on its promises of the end of 2017. As a reminder, the firm had offered a publicity for the least mitigated by recognizing the systematic clampdown performance of its old phones whose battery was beginning to weaken; an approach that would prevent the inadvertent extinction of its aging devices. Faced with the obvious disagreement of a large part of the users, Cupertino had however assured that his last babies, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, would never be concerned, and this, thanks to a serious improvement of the management technology performs. It seems that this statement was somewhat hasty. On the dedicated help page, Apple explains since Wednesday that with the arrival of iOS 12.1, the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X may also be subjected to a systematic clamping to spare the battery.
In addition, it should be noted that Apple has reviewed its copy. Since March 2018 and the deployment of iOS 11.3, it is possible to disable the clamping of a terminal to find the full performance of the machine, even reducing its autonomy and, in the most extreme cases, to make the experience of sudden extinctions of the phone.