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CPUTool lets iOS jailbreakers underclock their CPU and GPU

Apple doesn’t provide much by way of power savings on the iOS platform apart from the Low Power Mode feature and the use of general common sense with regard to reducing battery drain. Fortunately, those looking for more than what Apple seems willing to provide out of the box might be in luck as of this week.

Say hello to CPUTool, a newly released jailbreak tweak created by iOS developer Soh Satoh that lets the user underclock their handset’s CPU and/or GPU performance in an effort to optimize power consumption.

Benchmarks confirm iPhone XR brings iPhone XS-like speed but with a longer battery life

All new iPhones run Apple's latest A12 Bionic system-on-a-chip and synthetic benchmarks like Geekbench 4 confirm this. According to the CPU, GPU and GPU compute scores for iPhone XR, Apple's colorful phone basically offers identical performance to the premium iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max smartphones, but in a package with a longer battery life that costs $250 less.