Apple Is Right To Slow Down Old iPhones, But Wrong To Hide It From Users

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…"

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Cobra951153d ago

No. They're wrong on both counts.

Haurus153d ago

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.

1Victor153d ago

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

Haurus153d ago

Not bull. Galaxy S3. Stiill use it.

1Victor152d ago (Edited 152d ago )

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

Haurus152d ago

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.

KingPin152d ago

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.

level 360153d ago

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.

DaNineTwo153d ago

Was it not obvious Apple were doing this ? Same thing with other phone companies too

KingPin153d ago

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.

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