Is Apple really throttling your old iPhone? Benchmarking firm settles the question for good

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Does it feel like your old iPhone starts to slow down just as the new model arrives?

If so, it’s most likely down to new-iPhone envy rather than anything that Apple has done: a new report from tech benchmark testing firm Futuremark shows that Apple in fact does a good job of maintaining the performance of older models when it releases a new version of iOS and new hardware.

Futuremark’s report is based on 100,000 benchmark results for seven iPhone models across iOS 9, iOS 10, and iOS 11. The results are submitted from iPhone owners who’ve installed its 3DMark benchmarking app.

The company’s chart for CPU and GPU performance of the…

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