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Apple releases new iTunes build to bring back app management support

Theresa Hayes | 09 October, 2017, 23:39

Some rumors have even suggested that Apple may do this on goal to encourage you to buy a newer device, this is not the case. It's a common belief, but benchmarking firm Futuremark has spent the past year trying to debunk the theory.

Futuremark, the company behind the likes of PCMark10, began collecting iPhone performance data in 2016. The benchmarking company carried out the 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme Graphics test to calculate the benchmark scores for the iPhone 5s. The findings showed marginal falls and rises in the GPU performance.

When you update your iPhone and iPad to iOS 11.1, expect to see hundreds of new emoji. Futuremark found that CPU performance dropped slightly for some iPhone models.

That said, there are some factors that might affect people's perception of performance after updating an older device with a newer version of iOS.

While new batteries have greater longevity, through new electrode, electrolyte and controller technology, the battery in your four-year-old iPhone 5S is nearly certainly worse than when it was new.

There have been rumors for some time that newer versions of Apple's iOS end up making some older iPhone slow. Similarly, apps optimized to run on new devices might witness issues on older iPhone. (34351941) Notifications Resolved Issues • App notifications forwarded from iPhone to Apple Watch now show their app icon.

A good example of this app complexity is the Facebook app, which for years had more and more features added, growing in size and becoming more processor intensive in the process.

That's because as smartphones get more powerful and more capable with each new release, apps and services are also updated. Along with slowing the phone's performance, the growing complexity of the apps also drains the battery, notes The Guardian.