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0653, 21 Dec 17

Apple Slows Down Old iPhones

Uh huh… they did it as a service to customers. Suuuuure…

Apple has confirmed the suspicions of many iPhone owners by revealing it does deliberately slow down some models of the iPhone as they age.

Many customers have long suspected that Apple slows down older iPhones to encourage people to upgrade.

The company has now said it does slow down some models as they age, but only because the phones’ battery performance diminishes over time.

Apple said it wanted to “prolong the life” of customers’ devices.


0653, 21 December 2017


  1. dad29

    You’ll also note that Apple declares its older product to be “junk” (no longer supported) after about 5-6 years.  (As a result, my 10-year-old Ipad cannot receive ‘net radio for most Iheart stations because those stations have “updated” their ‘net transmissions.  One wonders if Apple told those ‘updated station’ managers that they would cut off listeners, eh?)

    Contrast that to automakers, who must retain parts for cars up to 10 years of age–and for cars older than that, there are junkyard parts available.

    IOW, Apple is one ripoff outfit, no matter what Limbaugh thinks of them.

  2. Charlie Hillman

    Apple is the new evil empire.

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