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  • Apple admitted Wednesday that it has been throttling the battery power of older iPhone models.
  • The smartphone company claims the action is a measure to keep older devices functional.
  • Opinions on the matter have been polarizing, but Apple has also stated the practice will continue.


Social media has been abuzz for the last day amid news that Apple has been intentionally limiting the power capacity of its older iPhone models. But what does that mean, and why is that important?

Here are all the important details to know about the latest Apple stirrup.