With every new iOS update released, users are more likely to update their iPhones to the latest operating system in order to protect their devices from bugs. In this case, iPhone 6 users discovered that the latest iOS 11.2.2 update significantly slow down the performance of their phones.

Ever since the Spectre and Meltdown  vulnerabilities have been exposed, the technology world is in turmoil. Apart from the anxiety about user privacy, experts warn that patching processor breaches could result in a significant slowdown in the devices. After Intel claimed that the slowdown will affect some users more than others (especially depending on how they are used), and after the Apple hardware slowdown scandal due to the batteries are weakening, it seems that Apple devices are about to suffer another blow to the processing power when iPhone 6 users are already reporting a significant slowdown Processing power, and even have data to back up this claim.


A Dutch entrepreneur, Melvin Mughal, contacted Forbes and shared them with the Benchmark tests he had done on his iPhone 6 before and after the update to iOS 11.2.2 (which is supposed to fix the Spectre security breach), and the results, according to a spoken chat, “surprised us too “He said. Muigel updated iOS 11.1.2, with tests showing drastic reductions in processing power of about 40 percent, both in single core tests and in multi-core tests. Apple said that the security updates could slow the device’s processing speed by about 2.5 percent, but the figure of the iPhone 6 shows that older devices may suffer more damage to their performance. Many users on the network rushed to perform tests on their own and confirmed that they also suffered damage to the performance of the device.

Other newer devices such as the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 7 and iPhone 6S have not suffered from such a sharp decline in performance, and it is reasonable to assume that these smartphone users will not notice such minor changes during daily use.

However, as well as the problematic iPhone 6 test results, it is important to remember that these are the first days of the update port for a variety of devices, and a number of different factors may affect the results. Future updates may perform a sort of optimization for problematic processors and return processors some of their processing power as a result of closing security holes. We are still in the early days of fixing these problems, and more information will be available in the near future. However, it is highly recommended that you update your devices to the latest security updates as soon as possible, since Spectre and Meltdown allow access to all information on the device, and we believe a slow device is better than a device with all the information leaked, including sensitive information Like passwords.

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