Are you kidding me?
Apple is currently being sued for intentionally slowing down and the draining the battery of iPhones older than a year past their release date. This includes the iPhone 7 line and older.
Here’s a statement from Apple clarifying the allegations:
“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.”
First off, Apple is known for always putting their “goal” in beginning of most of their statements. Second, I’m not surprised by this at all.Let me be clear, this makes sense for Apple to slow them down. In fact, most people who have been a part of the iPhone experience for years have had this suspicion in the back of their heads that the phone usually gets slower when a new one comes out.
Would you really get a new phone this year if the phone you purchased last year is in perfect condition; battery is still strong, performance is still strong, and it has the majority of the features in the new one?
Is it wrong? In some forms, yes. But if you were Tim Cook, and you were asked the question of whether or not you beat up old iPhones to make a profit, chances are you would rather admit to it, than be caught lying for a while. Just think: nobody really asked them until now.
They knew they could take the hit of any amount they’re sued for, so why not admit it and repair the cracks in the ship, instead of denying that you’re doing it, giving you more work in the PR department?
Apple will of course bounce back, and life will go on, but- hold on my phone’s dying-