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Apple Is Reportedly Slowing Down Old iPhones



Many iPhone users experience a slight decrease of performance or slowdowns due to annual iOS updates over the years, and it now appears that there’s proof Apple is throttling processor speeds when a battery capacity degrades over time.

According to a report by Geekbench developer John Poole, who has documented performance for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 over time, he came to the conclusion that Apple’s iOS 10.2.1 and 11.2.0 updates introduce this throttling down sequence for different devices. For iOS 10.2.1, the update was designed to reduce random shutdown issues for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S, while iOS 11.2.0 introduces a similar process for the iPhone 7 with low capacity batteries.

Furthermore, a few Reddit users have also reported that replacing their old batteries have reset performance and CPU clock speeds back to normal, as seen in the tweet below with corresponding data before and after the battery was changed.

Apple has not provided any comments regarding this new report so far, but stay tuned for more updates.

In the meantime, share your thoughts/experiences below.

Also, Apple’s upgraded AirPods are set to launch in 2018.

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PUMA Unveils Game-Changing Fit Intelligence Technology



PUMA today announced its latest footwear technology. Dubbed Fit Intelligence (Fi), it is the successor to AutoDisc, which launched just two years prior.

According to the German sportswear giant Fi “is designed to automate, fine tune, and adjust performance fit for PUMA footwear.”

With Nike building on its auto-lacing technology with the Adapt BB and adidas forging ahead with its accelerated footwear production at its SPEEDFACTORY locations, PUMA looks to bring its own, game-changing technology to market.

The first Fi footwear to launch is a running shoe that employs a micromotor that powers a cable lacing system. Simply gesturing up or down on the forefoot Fi module tightens or loosens the lacing system. Additionally, it comes with a smart sensing capability that adapts to the shape of the foot of each wearer.

Using an app, sneakerheads can monitor, adjust, and fine tune their Fi-equipped footwear.

“We have created a product that speaks to the future of sport which is life in motion. It’s fast and changing all the time,” said Charles Johnson, PUMA’s Global Director of Innovation.

Fi is the latest step in PUMA’s continued attempt to push the boundaries of performance and lifestyle product. In 1968 PUMA debuted the first laceless sports shoe with Velcro™ straps and followed that up in 1991 with the first cable closure, seen on the PUMA Disc.