Apple “planned obsolesce” is against the law and the reason you cuss at your phone so much

The world stops as Apple grovels over slowed iPhones.  “We know that some of you feel Apple has let you down,” Apple said in its reassuring post. “We apologize.”. I suppose you really need to put it into context, but if the world you live in then a slow phone can get you down.

A slower older iPhones is any one really surprised? But to save the ageing batteries is a bit of a long shot. Luckily for iPhone 4S users like me I can get my hands on battery replacements at a cut price. I applaud Apple and am boosted by its approach, is then going to to change (yes its an update)  its software to show me whether their phone battery is good or not.

So the long and short of it is this. Apply will make a tiny change on its software to tell you when the battery is failing and not living up to scratch.  So you can go out and buy a cut price battery, that no one really needs, simply to ensure your phone is not going to run slow. A great way to rid yourself of tonnes of batteries no one was buying.  Buoyed by the good news users they can update and get a fast phone if they purchase a new battery.

The update its iOS operating system is to let users see whether their battery is in poor health and is affecting the phone’s performance and restore it So effectively like an automotive maker telling you after all this time they re going to install a new function that will tell you when the engine is about to shoot through the hood. Nice.

Or as Apply say “to recognize their loyalty and to regain the trust of anyone who may have doubted Apple’s intentions.”

So emboldened that its charging $999 for its newest flagship model, the iPhone X it is still flogging off out-of-warranty battery replacement from $79 to $29 for an iPhone 6 or later, starting next month.

Apple reassured users confirmed that iPhone software has the consequence of slowing down some phones with battery complications. Apple said the problem was that crumbling lithium batteries delivered power choppily, which could cause iPhones to shutdown without warning to protect the lightweight circuits inside. They could have told us before we forked out  money for a newer edition phone.

Its not as if it came by surprise. most users have been galvanized by previous ventures and purposely slowing down older phones to inspire customers to buy newer, faster and consequently more expensive iPhone models.

 

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