Apple share price: iPhone update includes battery health indicator

on Jan 25, 2018

The Apple share price moved lower Wednesday in the US, as the tech innovator’s latest IOS update includes a simple way to measure the health of the battery. The move comes after years of secrecy around this feature from Apple.

Although, its always proved simple to assess such details in the Apple Mac.

Apple shares ended the US Wednesday trading session some 1.59% lower at $174.22. In after-hours trade, the Apple stock price is marginally in the green.

Battery health update

The IOS update includes a number of features – as always. However, after its admission in December that Apple deliberately slows some older iPhones down with its updates, users now have access to more information.

“iOS 11.3 adds new features to show battery health and recommend if a battery needs to be serviced,” the Apple update press release read.

And that’s not the only battery-related improvement Apple has instigated. The new update will also allow users to shutdown a particular management feature, if they feel it’s impacting the performance of their iPhone or iPad.

“Users can now see if the power management feature that dynamically manages maximum performance to prevent unexpected shutdowns, first introduced in iOS 10.2.1, is on and can choose to turn it off,” Apple said.

Battery admission

This is the second step Apple has taken on improving its transparency and management of the iPhone and iPhone batteries.

The tech firm has been notably secretive over the battery life and health in the past. However, once it admitted that iPhone batteries do wear out, they had little choice but to make some changes.

They have included making replacement batteries cheaper to purchase from Apple stores as well as these latest updated features, announced Wednesday.

The IOS update also comes just days ahead of a new Apple store opening in South Korea.

Apple Garosugil will open in Seoul, on Saturday and will be the first ever Apple store to open in the country.