Thursday, December 28, 2017

Yes, Apple DOES slow your older iPhone.

Something we have all experienced and speculated about for a long time, now proven beyond any doubt by a third party and then admitted to by Apple: yes, they do deliberately slow down your iPhone. Yes, there is software in new updates which does this. No, you were not imagining it even thought they swore it wasn't true.

Apple just published a letter to customers apologizing for the "misunderstanding" around older iPhones being slowed down, following its recent admission that it was, in fact, slowing down older phones in order to compensate for degrading batteries. "We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down," says the company. "We apologize."

There you go. Another suspicion confirmed.

I am so definitely switching to ANYTHING but Apple after this.


Robin Munn said...

If you're switching to Android, I'd recommend something like the Google Pixel (or the Pixel 2 if you're willing to spend a bit more), because it's got the standard Android operating system with no modifications, which means that you'll get security updates much faster. (If you have a phone with OS modifications, then you don't get the updates as soon as Google releases them, but you only get them once Samsung / HTC / LG / whoever has incorporated the new updates into their modified OS). I have friends who own the Pixel 2 and recommend it highly — and they also say that you shouldn't bother with the Pixel 2 XL: it's got a larger screen but no other improvements. Same processor, same memory, etc., so you're better off with a 5-inch screen for less money than a 6-inch screen (which might not fit into your pocket anyway).

The Phantom said...

Actually I was thinking of a new Blackberry. Canadian company, no known issues with glomming private info, good security, no known direct hardwired links to the US government. I feel like a Blackberry makes the sons of bitches at least -work- for it a little, you know?

Of course the new Blackberries are Chinese, and run Android, which are both bad, but on the plus side there's a keyboard for my immense fingers. ~:D

Jonathan H said...

I suggest you try one before buying it - I want a physical keyboard, but to me the new Blackberries have such tiny keys I actually do better with a virtual keyboard.

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said... known issues...

Um, you know that Blackberry has a master decrypt key, right?