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Spectre patch in iOS 11.2.2 is slowing down iPhones

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As technology firms around the world try to mop up the mess that the Meltdown and Spectre chip bug are making, Intel has been keen to stress that the impact patches will have on performance will be minimal. The company has already released benchmark results that show the hardest hit will be older computers. Now new benchmarks show that iPhone users may notice slowdowns too. One iPhone 6 owner decided to benchmark his phone and found that the performance hit is significant. So significant, in fact, that some tasks see a performance degradation of more than 50 percent. See also:… [Continue Reading]

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