Apple 'purposely' slows down old iPhones

by Fredrick Graves December 24, 2017, 0:20
Apple 'purposely' slows down old iPhones

'Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices, ' it said in a statement. They also allege it intentionally interfered with the phones to damage them, which became a "substantial factor in causing (iPhone owners) to replace iPhones, buy new batteries", or lose the use of their phones.

The company insists its software updates were actually created to prevent surprise shut downs and prolong battery life.

Apple said the feature is only applied in cases of extremely high or low temperatures, low charge or an aged battery, and was created to protect the internal components of the phone.

And manufacturers eventually stop supporting old phones altogether, which means no security updates, putting hold-out users at risk for a hack, he adds. The same phone when outfitted with a brand new battery had its processor performing at peak capacity.

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are not safe from this and have been subject to similar treatment through the iOS update 11.2 as well. Both suits came a day after Apple confirmed what high-tech sleuths outside the company already observed: The company had deployed software to slow some phones.

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We know that batteries don't last a lifetime and they have a lifespan after which they need to be replaced. As much as this may sound like a move of an evil corporation, the fact is that actually Apple did the right thing for its users.

First seen by TMZ, it states that they were "never given the option to bargain or choose whether they preferred to have their iPhones slower than normal". "Frustrated by slowdowns and intermittent shutdowns of his iPhone 7, Pedelty purchased an iPhone 8".

Apple just got caught red-handed doing something that all Apple fans had long suspected: the company has been stifling the performance of older iPhones. It would also ensure that the iPhone retained its all-day battery life. Some even argue that Apple should leave it to the consumer to decide what they want.

Owners of iPhones have long said that their devices seem to slow down over time and that replacing the battery seems to boost performance. Apple has been relatively silent over the issue but in a statement earlier this week, they revealed the reason.


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