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Why an iPhone Charging Feature is Facing Surprising Blowback

Some are saying the procedure is too 'woke'

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and groggily rolling over to check the time on your iPhone. Instead of seeing an already full battery indicator, though, you spot something else — a blurb at the bottom of the screen that says your phone is "scheduled to finish charging" some time later.

What is up with that?

It isn't the stuff of dreams — it's something iPhones in the United States now do, thanks to a Clean Energy Charging feature built into recent versions of Apple's iOS 16 software. While it barely raised eyebrows when it was first released in an update in October, the feature — which attempts to charge iPhones using electricity generated through supposedly cleaner methods — has gotten Apple customers and critics debating on social media.

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