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Old iPhones become faster if you change the region to France

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  • Aug 26th, 2021 6:29 pm
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Old iPhones become faster if you change the region to France

There are reports that after changing the region, the iPhone (especially old iPhones) becomes faster and smoother. The report also claims that even the iPad becomes smoother and faster after changing the region.


The report did a test on the iPhone 7 before and after changing the location to France. The GeekBench running score before changing the location to France is 286,632. However, after changing the location to France, the running score is 298,321.

We can all see that there is a change in the running points when the location is changed. The CPU single-core and multi-core scores reported by GeekBench 5 are consistent with the AnTuTu running scores. The scores before and after the modification of the region are only a few tenths apart.

https://www.gizchina.com/2021/08/23/old ... to-france/
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Vive le France !!
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How's Apple going to sell new phones if they don't cripple the old ones?
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a 4% change in the antutu score is considered significant? Theres too many variables that can change the score 4% that it is statistically insignificant
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Welcome to 2017's scandals, I guess? Apple implemented this "feature" supposedly to improve battery life on older phones. After getting "caught" doing it, they were fined by some places (France was one of those places) and in other places they were required to implement a cheap battery replacement program so that people could keep their old devices without suffering the indignity of a mild performance degradation.