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Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown controversy, will reduce out-of-warranty battery repl...knowitall said:Reminds me of ‘VW defeat device scandal’.
Both Apple and VW only acted after getting caught. If not they would have both continued without the consumer's knowledge.
Apple apologizes for iPhone slowdown controversy, will reduce out-of-warranty battery repl...
Criminal lawsuit over iPhone battery slowdowns filed in France, where planned obsolescence...alandail said:So Apple fixes an issue where degraded batteries cause unexpected shutdowns and everyone is upset with them for fixing it?
As the article says, there is no slowdown with fully functioning batteries.
Instead of suing Apple, customers should be thanking them for fixing the random shutdown issue.
So they introduced a new problem to fix the old problem, and only now are they acknowledging the new problem after they had been caught. If it didn't come out through testing, Apple would have never said anything.
South Korea probes Apple's decision to slow down iPhones with weak batterieslkrupp said:jd_in_sb said:Apple’s intentions were good but I can see how some will view it as a sinister upgrade scheme. People love conspiracies.lkrupp said:Oh my, South Korea, home to Samsung, is asking Apple to explain themselves. Wow, that one came out of nowhere.
What nonsense. How toxic of you.
So here are the facts:
- Apple slowed performance of iPhone models with degraded batteries (seen within a year of release).
- Apple didn't tell anyone, not even Apple Store staff.
- Users, some of which had been / are under warranty, had not been made aware that a battery replacement would remedy performance issues.
South Korea probes Apple's decision to slow down iPhones with weak batteriesTheUnusual6 said:Apple doesn't slow down all the phones, only those with degraded battery. Also it slows down only in the peak performance time. Why can't people just understand that? When would you buy a new phone? when your phone shuts down randomly or when it lags sometimes? If Apple wants you to buy a new phone, it could just let your phone shut down due to poor battery. Its actually making you not to buy a new phone often. My 6S has the same exact Geekbench score now on iOS 11.2.1 just like it the day I bought it.