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Oh Dear, Apple Admits to Slowing Down Older Phones

     
2:39 pm on Dec 21, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Apple has said that it slows down older iPhones to prevent them from shutting off unexpectedly.
Tech analysts and angry customers have reported in recent days that operating system updates had caused older iPhones to slow considerably, with some suggesting that Apple could be using the tactic to encourage fans to buy new phones.

Apple insists the updates were made with a different goal in mind: It said the performance of lithium-ion batteries degrades over time, which can sometimes cause phones to suddenly shut down in order to protect their components.


Has your older iPhone slowed noticeably?
2:55 pm on Dec 21, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Has your older iPhone slowed noticeably?

Ipad - Yes.
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Oh, yes, my wife's old iPad is pretty much useless.
7:30 pm on Dec 21, 2017 (gmt 0)

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... or imply that an Apple factory battery replacement at $80 will do the trick.

Then again, batteries do wear out, and if one can keep them from tanking via software...

Would be a nothing burger if only it had been transparent from the beginning.
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It seems there's now two class action lawsuits over "economic damage" [bbc.co.uk...]
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Yay! Can't wait to get my $1.97 credit towards my next iPhone upgrade.
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I have an older iPad mini and it's deathly slow, it's terribly frustrating. I just "knew" they've been slowing older devices down, it's time they finally admitted it. I say let the lawsuits fly!