Consumers accuse Apple of deliberately slowing down older models

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Do you think this is true?

It happens to us all.

Well, if you’re an iPhone user.

A new model comes out all of a sudden your phone has cracked it. It’s slow, it freezes and just shuts down.

Such convenient timing hey?

There is a long-standing allegation that Apple deliberately makes old iPhones slower, so you're forced to upgrade to a newer model.

Apparently the older iPhones with aged batteries are more slower than new phones — but Apple claims it's because they're trying to avoid forced, unexpected shutdowns, not because they want you to upgrade.

Mmmhm. Sure it is.

So, iPhones use lithium-ion batteries, which decay over time. After 500 charge cycles, the iPhone battery is designed to retain only 80% of its original capacity. So depending on use, you may start to see your iPhone's battery life dwindle after a year or so.

Sick of the frustration but can’t afford a new model?

Replace your battery. Getting a new battery (which costs $79 out of warranty through Apple or less with a third-party, nonauthorised service provider) will likely improve your iPhone's performance significantly. It's a lot cheaper than getting a brand-new phone!

Now we can all win. Apple still gets some money but you’re saving a s**tload.

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