IOS 11.3 Public Beta 2 for iPhone and iPad Released

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Among other new features, iOS 11.3's marquee addition is the ability to turn off processor throttling.

CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone X was the best-selling iPhone model in every week since its release. Sharp that supplied parts for the iPhone X reportedly failed to renew the deal. It doesn't seem to matter how many record-breaking quarters the iPhone maker strings together; the talk on Wall Street always seems to return to the inevitable talk of "peak iPhone". Unfortunately, you need access to a Mac, and you need to use third-party software to do this.

watchOS 4.3 Beta: Developers have a new version of the watchOS 4.3 beta to play with, reports 9to5Mac. The software available for the download makes it easy to find the health of the battery through the Battery Health section. As he explains it, if current iPhone owners can simply receive a brand new battery for $29 - and in effect get a device that's as good as new - the impetus to upgrade to a new device entirely is necessarily diminished.

According to Apple, the iPhone's battery is created to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles, so if the full charge capacity is less than 80 percent of the design capacity, or the recharge cycles exceed 500, then your battery is considered worn.


The iPhone X was considered the former, as FaceID unlocking technology and an upgraded OLED display were significant improvements over prior models.

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Another huge positive to come with iOS 11.3 beta 2 is that iPhone performance feels much faster and smoother than it did previously. You can do that here. In line with what the company told customers past year, Apple's Public Policy Vice President Cynthia Hogan reiterated to Thune that the upcoming iOS 11.3 update will give users "greater visibility into the health of their iPhones". Click on this to find out more about your battery.

Battery capacity can be viewed on any iPhone introduced in 2014 or later, starting with iPhone 6 including iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While the reason behind the slowdown was supposedly put in place in order to protect aging phones from random shutdowns due to battery issues, the majority of their user base was up in arms due to the lack of transparency regarding the slowdowns. Note that if the iPhone experiences an unexpected shutdown as a result of battery performance, power management will be turned back on.

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