After several reports, Apple admits to slowing down old generation iPhones.
A few years back, Apple iPhone users started to realise that after each major iOS update, their iPhones would slow down in terms of GPU performance, some as much as 60%.
The older generation iPhone conspiracy became increasingly more popular as time went on, and now Apple has admitted to slowing down older iPhones after a new software update.
Apple's explanation for this most definitely makes sense. Apple stated that they do indeed deliberately slow down the GPU processing power of older iPhones to keep the user experience as good as possible. iPhone batteries drastically lose their capacity over time so Apple, in return, limits the GPU power to allow older iPhones to essentially last longer per charge.
However, Apple's choice of keeping this quite "hush-hush" is what got to iPhone users and left them quite disappointed, to say the least. Reports claim that Apple should have given older generation iPhone users a choice for them to decide whether or not they want the new software to favour battery over GPU power, or the other way around.
Although not confirmed, iPhone users suspect Apple's lack of explanation on this matter is to subtly make their brand new iPhones seem more attractive to previous iPhone users.
Take a look at the video below by YouTube channel, Marques Brownlee, on Apple admitting to slowing down older generation iPhones.