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Here’s how much a new iPhone battery boosts performance

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A battery replacement can make a big difference.
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Want to know how much difference replacing the battery in an old iPhone makes to the overall speed of the handset? A new video posted online by Bennett Sorbo compares an iPhone 6s with depleted battery against one with a fresh battery.

The two iPhones are then put head to head as they run through a variety of CPU-intensive tasks, including opening apps, using the internet, playing games and videos, and more. Check out the video below.

The video doesn’t make clear whether the battery replacement was done by Apple or via a third party. What it does demonstrate, however, is just how much of a difference replacing your iPhone battery can have in the daily running of your iPhone.

In Geekbench assessments, the old battery iPhone scores a single-core Geekbench score of 1437 points and a multi-core score of 2485. The iPhone with new battery meanwhile scores 2520 and 4412, respectively. That’s quite the improvement!

The iPhone slowdown controversy

Apple previously admitted to issuing a software upgrade for iOS which caused older iPhones to slow down. However, the company has said that it did this to prolong the life of their lithium-ion batteries, rather than anything intended to push users to upgrade.

In the aftermath of the controversy, which broke earlier this year, Apple notified customers that it would reduce the price on out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacements by $50, putting the cost at just $29. The offer covers anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced, through December 2018.

This month, Apple and a representative from Geekbench testified in front of Canada’s House of Commons committee regarding the iPhone slowdown controversy, and how Apple handled it.

If you want to know how to check the battery status of your iPhone, check out our “how to” guide here.

Via: Apple Insider