For years, we’ve reassured people that no, Apple doesn’t secretly slow down their older iPhones to make them buy new ones.
If this must be done, it should be a setting. If it’s on by default, the user should be alerted the first time it happens.
Granted. But isn't the "devices should never down" argument a bit absolutist? It's fair to want devices that last longer - that's a problem that engineers can solve with better materials and by making tradeoffs.
Certainly. I don't disagree. Looking at it through the lens of the average consumer, they won't see it that way. And generally (and I do acknowledge this is a broad statement), those of us tech minded/interested folks are going to come off sounding like Apple apologists.
Simple: if your battery is very old and you do something that uses too much processing power (like running CPU benchmarks), your phone will slow for a moment to protect its electronics and prevent a shutdown, making your phone last longer. It doesn’t slow your phone all the time.
I'm super curious about this -- My iPhone 6 has been extremely slow since the last few updates, but I paid the $79 battery replacement fee last January. Surely a phone with a 1-year old battery isn't falling into this group, right?
Linger, yes, but only in the minds of trolls who like to find fault with Apple.
The reality is, non-nerds don’t know or care.
Samsung remains one of the most popular brands despite selling phones that caught fire *1 generation* ago.
This is the most minor of issues.
100%, if user sees that their battery life is short, they would know that their battery is the issue. if iPhone slows down, they would think that getting new iPhone would be the solution- when its actually the battery
If it’s using available peak current to throttle load then that could trigger even on brand new phones if they get too cold or battery is very low. A way of checking battery cycle age and suggesting replacement would be less confusing.
Will never happen. They better force people into buying a new iPhone instead of letting people decide for themselves. Same way they do by disabling Flashlight on iPhone 6 when battery is below 10%. They have no shame.