Apple apologizes for slowing down older iPhone models

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  • Richard Nieves

    ABC Open your eyes and investigate this throughly. Apple is making you focus on the batteries. The battery issue is a result of a corrupt business practice Apple is doing: cramming the OS upgrades available to older iphones with functions they know the hardware can't support!! THAT IS THE MAIN REASON. Steve Jobs once said that functions weren't being included in older iPhones so not to affect customer experience( Check what Steve Jobs once said: https://youtu.be/j0L3LDabve8?t=6075 ). About iOS4 Multitasking could had been included on ALL phones but wasn't due to affecting performance and battery, they test these things. But NOW under Tim Cook everything is included except obviously what the iPhone can't physically provide. THIS IS THE REAL REASON. DON'T GET SIDETRACKED BY THE "BATTERY" SUPPOSED ISSUE. THAT DOESN'T IMPROVE ANYTHING. I myself was forced to buy an iPhone X cause my iPhone 6 was unbearable to use, even to take calls. Was not a battery issue, it was a performance issue. I even deleted everything, reinstalled the OS, and made sure no 32bit software was installed. The same would happen. Look into this.

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  • vslathip

    Boycott Apple

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  • Sorin Tomescu

    How remains with the credibility – Apple was not a local company but a planetary giant .

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  • Ryan Autry

    They apologized yay but what about the fix

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  • yakyakyak69

    Apple is doing the same with older iPads.

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  • insertAlias

    Paula is hawt! I can listen to her all day!

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  • B. Quick

    So many reasons to NEVER own an Apple product.
    This is shady as hell and they know it. BUT… BUT… BATTERIES!!! Yeah, right. Greedy corporate bastards.

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  • A D

    Question is who is honest?

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  • Jay J.

    Apologies ? Seriously.

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  • Uncle Ruckus

    They better speed my shit back up

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  • Nicholas Brewer

    I fucking banned Apple last year. Last thing I bought was an iPad pro and it really was nice. Years and thousands spent on several iMacs. I'm done Apple.

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  • Anita Joe

    Contact to hack any Instagram and Facebook account except from verified account message me on Instagram @lucky_gib its cheap and to be safe you pay after service as low as $50 depending on the account

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  • Destinee Mercer

    When did iPhone 6 become old iPhones haha I remember the iPhone 4

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  • vagabond88817

    I want reparations bitch!

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  • Shamar Coke

    Apple apologizes there way of saying “sorry we got caught”

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  • Dylan B

    Fuck you apple.

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  • Realstuff Steve

    System is rigged

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  • Realstuff Steve

    Apple so disgusting. The ways of promoting and making more money are innumerable. They choose the low road. It always bites us in our asses whether you be individual or Corporation.

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  • Realstuff Steve

    This is nothing more than a small example of how the system is rigged against the American people. Weatherby politics or whether it be high tech. Including electronic voting machines.

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  • Jonny Wishbone

    Bull shit, they got the same people who work for BMW, and all the other planned obsolescence style products, that are given to our consumer Market ,which then are recycled, and remade back into new products.

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  • 皇民日本狗民進黨

    lie lie lie

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  • Sarah

    Iphones seriously suck compared to so many other phones. They steal all their ideas from other companies and when something new finally in incorporated in the iphone we find out if has been a part of the android phones for years.

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  • Azyatic

    Haha #SDandroid

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  • Sarabi Queen

    Fuck apple

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  • DarkMinion

    I love my HTC 10

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  • 0 5

    After 5 shitty iPhones, now a happy Galaxy customer.

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  • Dorje

    They did more than just not tell you that they were doing it.
    When confronted they straight up lied about not doing it. When people were saying they were they said they weren't this is sooo bad and should be criminal. There should be legal repercussions for this.
    I was a die hard Apple consumer fan for a while I had the first Mac Computer. This company has just totally become something different this is not the Apple I used to love it's just a greedy company that lies. I don't buy apple products any more. Their update policies are criminal in my eyes. I forced forced to have to upgrade or not use an app I that i use often. Phone slowed down dramatically. Worse than previously I always thought it was fishy for awhile that phones get slower on updates with new releases coming out around the 2 year mark.
    Contacted support they said that they do not do this that it is just because it is an old phone. I told them that I had no issues prior to the upgrade. But here is the thing not only did my phone slow down but my battery mysteriously loses charge faster right after update. Never had an issue with it before. I think there is probably something that also effects batteries as well. It gets even worse so now my phone is slower, battery all of a sudden lose charge fast, but also some f my text messages wont go out to random people now this is really bad. Contacted support again said they would look into recommended I try the new update that just came out. Ok so I do this now I cant send text messages to anyone. After three month never got back to me never fixed the issue I told them I would not buy an apple product again.

    Also what they say about the phone slowing down because of battery is bull as well I replaced my battery after the update since they ruined my original one with the update which instantly goes bad after the update just doesn't happen batteries do not just go bad over night like that. So I replaced my battery this slow.

    If you have an issue where and update cause the phone to malfunction you should be able to roll back the update period. For them to not allow us to control our updates on our property should be illegal.

    If their update ruins your phone they cant resolve it and refuse to roll back the device to the update it functioned properly they should replace the phone with one that works for them to deliberately ruin your phone using an update should be illegal and they should be held accountable they should refund money back to people that owned those older phones from the time they started doing this.

    Better yet people should just stop supporting this company till they make some changes and provide more transparency. The big deal breaker with apple are their update policies which drive people to dispose of devices that are still quite functional and this is not just phones they drop support on computers as well after just 2 years? Come on they want me to purchase a top of the line Mac Book Pro every 2 years cause they refuse to provide full support for laptops that are just 2 years behind the current model.

    Had a MBP wanted to upgrade to windows 10 but the new boot camp was not available for the MBP I owned. When I contacted them they said it wasn't because it was past a certain amount of years but rather cause my MBP would not be able to handle Win 10. I told them that was impossible cause my MBP still has better specs than a lot of current laptops that function with it. Also told him that there are people complain about not having boot camp support that have gotten it to run on their lap top they just continually said no sir it will not run on your MBP. After a week of doing some work around got Windows 10 to work called them back up ok because you guys refused to let me have the new boot camp that supports windows 10 I had to do some work around and got it to work after a week something you claim was impossible. If this is the way you are going to treat me after years of purchasing your product to deliberately lie to me not just about my lap top and my phone I have no interest in purchasing any more apple products ever

    Apple is not the company it once was and hasn't been for a while now.

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  • Dorje

    Their should be a class action law suit to force apple to refund an x amount of money to customers that owned the older phones that were deliberately slowed down by them. They were not just keeping this a secret they deliberately lied when I ask them if they were doing it many times. This goes way beyond just a we kept it secret they have been lieing to people that have confronted them about it.

    I can tell you it has nothing to do with the battery I have replaced battery makes no difference. Yes they are replacing the battery but they are manipulating the phone to remove the limiter that slows it down. If it truly was just the battery if a person replaced the battery on their own it would fix the issue which it doesn't this is yet another lie from them do not be deceived. I was a camera repair tech in the navy and replacing batteries are easy, we were able to de-solder and solder IC ships onto flex ribbons.

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  • Lincoln Renz

    Lmao this is why I never buy apple they can never be trusted

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  • javier moreno

    hey they goddamn apologized! so now its all good now.

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  • Map Led

    I currently own an IPhone 6 Plus and I can honestly say this will be my last iPhone.

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