A few days after the chairman of the Senate Trade Committee asked Apple to provide additional information on why slow down the old iPhone by strangling CPU performance, four more U.S. Republicans also joined the event.
They all sent a letter to CEO Tim Cook on this issue and asked further questions about the situation.
According to Reuters, one of those who signed the letter was Greg Walden, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Trade. Specific details about what is in the letter have not been disclosed, although it is understood that it was sent to Tim Cook personally and seems to ask for more information about how Apple "slows down the older iPhone with a flagging battery."
Four U.S. Republicans, including the chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, on Friday wrote Apple chief executive Tim Cook asking him to answer questions about his disclosure thus slowing older iPhones with lethargic batteries.
In light of Apple's current battery situation, the letter also raised concerns about a report that the Apple Apple Store was evacuated earlier this week, with emergency services being called in to address the smoke being burned by overheated batteries. Since Apple moved to reduce the price of battery replacement on older iPhones, there have been reports of older batteries having problems in exchange, with emergency services required.
Questions posed to Apple and Tim Cook should not be surprising. While it is clear that everything seems a bit wrong with respect to the entire battery pack and runs out of CPU power, Apple has always been an easy target for politicians trying to get their name on the headlines.