Apple has been accused time and time again of degrading the performance of older devices every time a new version of iOS and a new iPhone is released. Well, Apple is facing such accusations again with the launch of the new iPhone 14 and iOS 16.

Several users are taking to Twitter to complain about how their battery life and battery life dropped dramatically after they upgraded their older iPhonesas have the iPhone 13 series and the iPhone 12 since they updated their devices.

Usually, older devices take a hit when they get a new operating system. However, things like battery management and RAM management will be back to normal in a couple of weeks. This is mainly because iOS performs several tasks in the background. These tasks include reindexing files, photos, programs, program data, and more. This hit to your iPhone’s battery is especially noticeable in Apple’s annual flagship software releases, like iOS 16, because they’re such massive updates.

With the new iOS 16, users are complaining that battery management is still poor on their newly updated devices.

A quick search on any social media platform, including Reddit and Twitter, will turn up thousands of complaints from iPhone users. All of these users say that their iPhone’s battery life has decreased significantly since then installing iOS 16 two weeks ago.

And of course, there are a number of conspiracy theories that Apple is purposefully reducing battery life on older iPhones to boost iPhone 14 sales.

In another conspiracy theory that may very well be true, a number of content creators have taken to social media platforms such as Instagram and YouTube and shared how their cameras performed, often inexplicably undermining highlights.

This has further fueled conspiracy theorists who say this is a ploy Apple is using to get the people who rely on their devices the most to upgrade and upgrade quickly with each cycle.

Apple has yet to comment on these iOS 16 user battery life issues. The company released iOS 16.0.2 to the public with no mention of battery life improvements. Apple is also currently beta testing iOS 16.1. Ideally, they should release an update that fixes these issues in a couple of weeks. However, users should read the update note carefully first and only update if it states that the new update has improved battery life.