Apple promises to be more upfront with iPhone users about battery health and performance

Mail Online | 5/22/2019 | Peter Lloyd for MailOnline
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Apple will be more transparent about the iPhone's battery performance.

The California-based company, which is worth $1 trillion, has issued a statement assuring customers they'll be notified of software updates that may affect performance.

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It comes as part of a new agreement with Britain's Competition and Markets Authority.

Issues surrounding consumer law concerns with Apple were raised last year after it said iPhone users were not being clearly warned that their phone's performance could slow down because of a software feature designed to manage battery demands.

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Apple has since introduced a range of new information tools and features that explain iPhone battery life and performance, but has now formally agreed with the CMA to continue doing so.

In late 2017, the tech giant caused controversy when it confirmed it had introduced a software feature the previous year which slowed down the performance of older iPhone handsets in order to preserve battery life.

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The firm apologised and last year also added a feature which enables users to switch off the performance management tool if they so choose.

At the time, Apple chief executive Tim...
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