After all those years of thinking Apple purposely slowed down the older gen iphones via OS updates to kill them off, we can finally rest a little easier.
Here is Apple’s statement on the battery/CPU issue:
“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.
“Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.”
so maybe apple isn’t so evil after all.. if you do believe that the above is all that happens.