One of the biggest stories in consumer electronics right now is Apple's secret throttling of older iPhone models with aging batteries. The company misled customers for years as "conspiracy theorists" claimed Apple was intentionally slowing down older iPhone models in order to force people to upgrade. While Apple contends that the reason behind the throttling is to increase battery life and prevent unexpected shutdowns, the company has indeed been intentionally limiting the performance of its iPhones as they age.
Lithium ion batteries lose capacity over time, and Apple's iOS software automatically slows performance once capacity is degraded to a certain point. But what if there was a way to easily restore these aging batteries almost to their original capacities? A groundbreaking new invention can do just that, and it could end up being a game-changer for consumer electronics, electric cars, and more.
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Groundbreaking invention can restore old lithium batteries to 95% capacity originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 10 Jan 2018 at 11:24:36 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.