Older iPhone slowing down? That's a feature not a bug

Discussion in 'Home, Auto, and Computer Tech' started by pilot-in-fla, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. pilot-in-fla

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    Many users of older iPhone have noticed their phones slow down more and more as each new more expensive version of the iPhone is introduced.

    One might suspect the slowdown of older phones is due in part to code bloat in new versions of the system as well as Apple using the slowdown to encourage purchase of new phones.

    But no, the slowdown is considered by Apple to be a feature -- slowing down the phone as the batter ages and has less capability. Make sense but why not have the phone notify you to replace the battery instead of slowing down more and more.

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/12/21/report-apple-slowing-older-iphone-models/
     
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    what's important here isn't the throttling of these phones themselves, as it is a method to extend the life use of the device itself, but rather the fact that Apple refuses to be transparent about their practices until they are forced to.
    What else is Apple not being transparent about?
     
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    I'm going to give a positive shout out to Apple for their new policy requiring apps in their store show odds of various outcomes for "loot boxes" sold for real money. This may be one of the few cases in which Apple has put the interests of their customers ahead of the bottom line -- or perhaps they anticipated some sort of legal action in the future.

    http://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/...s-in-their-store-must-disclose-loot-box-odds/

    As far as the battery issue, Apple is now offering to replace the batteries for a more reasonable cost (although you have to have Apple do it to get that price) and belatedly indicating they will make some sort of software change to provide notification to users that their battery is starting to fade.

    As far as other issues that are, as yet, unknown to Apple customers, who knows? Apple continues to run a very secretive operation.
     
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