NRM: "After strong accusations, Apple admitted they slow down iPhones after a year of use. While their intentions could be in the right place, their secrecy has certainly left a sour taste in consumers’ mouths…"
No. They're wrong on both counts.
If there really is an issue with the phones becoming unstable as they get older, then yeah, Apple is right to provide this "fix". It would be nice if they designed their phones properly to begin with though. My 6 year old android with its original battery is still running perfectly. No slow downs, no freezing, no auto reboots or shutdowns.
I call that bull I’m not defending apple but I had to switch from androids because every time there was a system update the phones would be slower and after 2 updates unusable with browser pages taking too long to load after a year and a half. All phone makers do that to sell more phones so stop making up bull about 6 years
Not bull. Galaxy S3. Stiill use it.
It is bull because x3 was released on 2012 making it 5 years old not 6 and I highly doubt you still use it if you do you why are you on a tech site about new technologies
April 2012 = 5 years & 8 months. Essentially 6 years. Just because a person cannot afford to constantly upgrade to the newest tech, does not mean they cannot have an interest in it.
my dad still uses the S4 with no hassles.
i used my htc desire Z for 5 years before getting the M9. (the only reason for the switch was that froyo/gingerbread was no longer supported for most apps and my battery would only last about 5 hours with moderate usage. no slow downs though.
as for your comment on with regards to being on a tech site about new technologies, are you running a pc with AMD threadripper/intel core i9 cpu with quad titan Zs in your rig. if not, why are you here typing comments with your mediocre PC on a site about newest/best technologies. according to you, only people who have NASA/SpaceX grade tech should be here.
my advice, just stop talking.
A lot of phone brands so paranoid and greedy not to offer buyers' replaceable batteries for the mere reason to sell the next new phone.
Was it not obvious Apple were doing this ? Same thing with other phone companies too
erm.....nope. i can name one phone company that doesn't.
HTC simply stop supporting older devices. they dont force the newer versions of android onto a device even if it is capable of running it. if one wants the latest and greatest android there is the option to root and install custom roms and at this point its fairly straightforward. but this is all at the owners discretion. not the company forcing an update that deliberately slows down your phone.
A couple of years ago I had an ipad 4th gen that ran perfectly, it was asking to be updated for a long time, I got sick of seeing the notification so I went threw with the update and it became so slow it was unuseable, never again....
No one has a right to slow a product down especially when you paid for it to perform.
Can't believe people will hand over money and just say "yes master"
you clearly never met an apple fanboy before have you.
I think the idea is good, but should be offered as a mode in the settings. And let me choose if I want higher battery or better performance.
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