Apple confirms it's intentionally slowing down iPhones with old batteries

21 December 2017
The company said it decreased the performance in order to keep the battery life longer.

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  • AnonD-664474

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2017Don't worry. It only costs $80 to have SOMEONE ELSE replace the ... moreSince when did disassembling the whole phone became ever more convenient than removing and replacing JUST the battery?

  • AnonD-684631

AnonD-420952, 21 Dec 2017Very well saidRight i will never buy Apple products anymore, and iPhone 7 plus is my last ;/

  • Kant

This is so funny and about all watch the Apple's sheeps trying to justify this, lol. Congratulations, soon your new devices will receive the present in form of lower performance or pay 129-169$ standard price for repair-change the battery, 279$ in the case of iPhone X.

Happy Slower Christmast by Apple courtesy.

P.S: Add this to Apple's commandments:
- I will not criticize the low performance of my old mobile.
- I'll praise Apple for worrying about slowing it down for my sake ...
- When I receive the divine gift that slows down my mobile I will save to buy the latest Apple model until the next relapse of my God Aplee.
- I will deceive whoever buys my old phone so I do not know the truth that it is slowed down, I will tell you that it is a special feature that makes it more expensive ...

  • AnonD-684631

Akorn Farmer, 21 Dec 2017Some people says that Apple is doing so to promote to sell new i... moreSimply replace the old battery, nice way to defend crapple ifan, by the way i bought iPhone 8 plus and I regret cus its new and heating up very bad.Even its telephoto camera quality is way lesser than my Lenovo k6 powers

  • AnonD-664474

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2017and you think Samsung isn't doing the same? All my Samsung phone... moreEver since, Samsung phones are already slow. Nothing new.

-An average person that has tried an actual Galaxy Note 8 in a retail store

  • hex

AnonD-632062, 21 Dec 2017Great. According to Apple, "slowing down" older iPhones is now a... moreso true 😑

You guys must learn to read between the lines:
"Here at Apple, we want you to notice that your phone is getting old and slower, like your grandparents. However, we want to cripple your device without your consent so you get to buy more of our phones. Why? Our phones are becoming less and less innovative for a much higher price tag, so we gotta force your hand here."

Some people says that Apple is doing so to promote to sell new iphone, so-called planned obsolescence. But I think otherwise. Nowadays we replace a smartphone not because it is too slow, but because its battery time is too short. So limiting peak performance of old iphone with reduced battery capacity will extend battery time considerably and let owner to put off the purchase of new iphone for a time being. It is quite helpful improvement.

  • Anonymous

sa11oum, 21 Dec 2017I wish Android fans would stop having a smug comment over every ... moreMight as well make battery easy to replace it and not charge obscene amount at that.
The comments iPhone fans make on Android sites are even worse. So it works both ways..

  • AnonD-11164

Feature? You must be f-ing kidding me! Innovative feature!

  • Anonymous

That is down right RUDE, would of been better had they lied about it rather than admit it and persist on being right. Lets all see what the courts will fine about this!

  • AnonD-519767

Love the Community, 21 Dec 2017Better to confirm it outright than to lie and hide.Even better to state it clearly before the consumer buys a new one

  • AnonD-632062

Great. According to Apple, "slowing down" older iPhones is now a "feature".

And they make it sound as if they are doing the universe a great favour....

  • AnonD-420952

The-Artist, 21 Dec 2017This is a downright deplorable policy and clearly a case of plan... moreVery well said

I wish Android fans would stop having a smug comment over every little thing Apple does. Go play with your Samsungs and LGs and leave us alone. Apple are slowing down the processors to preserve HARDWARE, the battery.

  • AnonD-690051

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2017and you think Samsung isn't doing the same? All my Samsung phone... moreyou can replace your nonremovable battery. why dont you just go to the official samsung service center to replace it? i suggest you to replace your battery every 2 years. in my country the replacement cost is $55

  • Anonymous

AnonD-669148, 21 Dec 2017This is why ALL phones must have removable/replaceable batteries... moreWait, I forgot to say they could also buy SPECIAL TOOLS and perform iFixit gymnastics at home to take out the old batteries.

They only need to be careful not to break delicate stuff like flex cables and displays when dismembering the components fused by super glue.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-669148, 21 Dec 2017This is why ALL phones must have removable/replaceable batteries... moreDon't worry. It only costs $80 to have SOMEONE ELSE replace the battery for you. You even have a choice of taking it yourself to a technician or sending it for repairs.

People these days are lucky to have choices. Back then, we were stuck with just popping off the back cover to insert the new battery we bought from the mall. How inconvenient.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 21 Dec 2017and you think Samsung isn't doing the same? All my Samsung phone... moreweird, all my Samsung phones become faster. I have a Galaxy S2 that's still pretty speedy with normal use.

  • Anonymous

Apple is shi...ing on the hads of all iSheeps and they see that as a good thing... like yes God, we need this! :)