Apple Is Forcing Customers To Upgrade By Sabotaging Older Devices, Investigations Found

21 December, 2017, 01:28 | Author: Darren Santiago
  • Apple Sued Slow Your Roll ... Not Our Old iPhones!!!

Apple has faced criticism since the iPhone 6S models began shutting down despite still showing 40 per cent battery.

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices", the spokesperson said.

According to the spokesperson, the company released a feature a year ago for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE that is created to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down". He specifically notes the iPhone 6s and 7 who received upgrades to iOS 10.2.1 and 11.2 respectively that introduced the slower speeds.

Apple addressed recent concerns that it has been secretly slowing older iPhone models in an effort to force consumers to adopt newer devices, confirming that the older phones have their power demands moderated in order to avoid crashes, TechCrunch reported.

Apple is not purposely slowing down old iPhones to encourage customers to buy new iPhones.

This is because Apple is using a new power management feature to prevent iPhones with aged batteries from suddenly shutting off, the company confirmed to Business Insider on Wednesday.

Reddit user TeckFire first posted to the /r/iPhone subreddit, showing two scores from Geekbench: one from before they replaced their battery, and one from after.

Apple says that if it didn't add this feature, those phones could shut down more often.

Apple intentionally slows down iPhones as they get older.

Apple also says iPhones work best at room temperature, or between 32 and 95 degrees Fahrenheit. This fix will also cause users to think, "my phone is slow so I should replace it" not, "my phone is slow so I should replace its battery". That absolutely makes the phone more useable - it apparently helps stop random shutdowns too, which are a major pain.

Each new major software release is specially tuned to the latest hardware and it's understandable that bringing it to older phones present some enormous hurdles for developers.

In the end, Apple's decision to throttle performance on iPhones to cope with degraded battery performance seems like a sound practice. "We found that a small number of iPhone 6s devices made in September and October 2015 contained a battery component that was exposed to controlled ambient air longer than it should have been before being assembled into battery packs". It's $79 if you have Apple do it, or around $70 to $50 if you have a third-party fix shop or service take care of it.



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