By Joe Rossignol
Like the iPhone, the Vision Pro features an always-on battery management system, which Apple says can lead to poor performance in certain situations.
In a support document published today, Apple said that Vision Pro users may notice effects such as increased app launch times, decreased frame rates, decreased wireless speeds, Dimming the screen. or reduce the speaker volume in situations where the Vision Pro is low, has a chemically old battery, or is in peak power condition.
Apple's full explanation:
Apple Vision Pro has built-in software and hardware systems that help reduce performance impacts that may be noticeable under certain conditions, such as low battery levels, high peak power, or battery chemical aging. The system is automatic, always on and works to provide the best possible performance. Energy needs are dynamically monitored and performance is adjusted to meet those needs in real time. The system allows Apple Vision Pro to maximize balance and reduce the impact on performance. The user may or may not notice an effect on the device, which may be temporary. Depending on the device's battery status and the tasks Apple Vision Pro performs, some examples of these effects may include longer app launch times, lower frame rates, reduced wireless throughput, screen dimming, or reduced speaker volume.
Apple introduced a similar system on older iPhone models back in 2017, but it didn't mention the system in the iOS release notes back then, leading to significant controversy. Apple ultimately agreed to pay up to $500 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of “secretly regulating” certain iPhone models.
The system is now considered by many to be a useful feature that ensures smooth operation and prevents unexpected shutdowns.
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