Consumers accuse Apple of deliberately slowing down older models
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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