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UK regulators are urging Apple to explicitly inform users of the battery information for the iPhone

via:博客园     time:2019/5/23 9:10:26     readed:78


2017 iPhone“speed-down door” sparked a big discussion

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Sina News on the morning of May 23, according to BBC BBC, the UK competition regulator announced today that Apple has formally agreed to communicate with iPhone users more clearly and more frankly in terms of battery health and performance. To ensure compliance with consumer laws.

In a commitment to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), Apple said it will take several specific actions, including providing consumers with lithium-ion batteries, accidental shutdowns, and iOS and its website performance. Managed “clear and understandable information”.

Apple added that if future iOS updates have a significant impact on iPhone performance management, they will explicitly notify consumers of these changes in the update release notes.

The cause of these things is Apple's "speed-down door" incident, because of the fear of unexpected battery shutdown after the battery aging, Apple introduced a performance management system in the iOS 10.2.1 system, let the battery aging iPhone run speed, But they did not mention the matter in the update instructions, only mentioned bug fixes and improvements.

Apple eventually apologized for this and improved its system by introducing an option to disable performance management, allowing users to choose whether their old phones slowed down, and they reduced the price of the iPhone replacement battery last year.

CMA said that since it raised its own concerns, Apple "has begun to deal more actively with iPhone users", but pointed out that today's statement "is the official commitment of Apple". If Apple violates this commitment, the CMA may take legal action.

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