49 thoughts on “You’re not crazy. Apple admits its slowing down your older iPhone. (Apple Byte)

  • December 22, 2017 at 1:31 am
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    Dude Apple been doing this for years stop acting like it’s something new we must have the latest and greatest at all times

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:32 am
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    Well am all ready figure that out long time ago don't need to be a genius on tech every update they make the phone get slow

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:33 am
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    Apple can do what ever they want. You isheeps will buy their products every year.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:38 am
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    Apple should offer an option to disable this feature (slowing down) in system settings. Next update…

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:39 am
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    I’ve been saying that for years every new iPhone since the 6 so users can upgrade but I have a 6s and changed the battery and working like a new phone

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:40 am
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    Thanks. The more discussion this generates the better.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:40 am
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    Why can't apple allow us to downgrade our firmware….it would be faster that way

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:43 am
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    I don't know if this has something to do with the official statement, but back in 2013 I had made a basic study and, in my opinion, it's not worth updating your iPhone's software to more than 2 brand new releases. If it came with iOS x, only take it to x+2, tops. Beyond that it's performance really gets unbearable. Seemed right on iPhone 4S, 5, 5S and 6S (those I kept up with).
    Or don't update at all, as shown in some videos out there… It's sad.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:43 am
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    Sudden current demands from a CPU can be compensated for by adjusting the behavior of the LLC of the device. Most systems with variable clock speeds will already do this in conditions where the VRMs would otherwise have a voltage dip that is too low for stable operation. The issue that apple is having is either from a poor VRM design, or they had an LLC bug that they decided to turn into planned obsolescence rather than fixing the bug.

    For modern li-ion batteries, the current output capabilities are very good, even when the battery had had 600+ cycles put on it. The capacity may be a fraction of a new battery, but you can still do things like pull 100+ watts out of one.

    If you replace an old battery, instead of immediately throwing it out, try running it through a multimeter set to measure amps and volts and shorting the battery through the multimeter. They will give 100 watts and still stay above the cutoff voltage. (do that outside, away from anything that may burn just in case the battery decides to fail)

    Anyway, if apple cut corners on the VRMs where they run at a very slow switching frequency, and have almost no capacitance to handle a sudden load, then they can prevent a shutdown due to characteristics of the battery changing, by adjusting the voltage curve for the load line calibration, where for an a likely unnoticeable reduction in efficiency with the CPU, it will be able to maintain its performance even as the battery ages.

    Or if they decide to not cut corners of the VRM, then they will design it to work fine for the life of the battery with a fixed LLC

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:44 am
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    Apple lie in my opinion. If the news wasn't out we would never find out. They do it to make people upgrade duh 👊

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:48 am
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    THIS IS A GOOD THING BRIAN!!! IT IS WAY BETTER TO HAVE YOUR PHONE RUNNING THAN TO HAVE IT SHUT DOWN!!!!!!!!!!! PLUS BATTERY REPLACEMENTS ARE NOT EXPENSIVE!!!!!!!!

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:51 am
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    That is a pretty bad move for Apple.

    I think many of us would rather have peak performance and less battery, with our older phones. Many of us know older phones will have a decrease in battery life, as the phone gets more cycles of use and age. That is something to be expected.

    At most, they should give an option in the setting for performance and battery life, not the simple Low Battery Mode that all iPhones, new or old, have.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:51 am
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    This is not a Bad Apple, this is a ROTTEN APPLE! DAMN YOU APPLE! 😡

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:53 am
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    $800 phone throttled after 2 years? Oh woaw that's a new low Apple.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:55 am
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    You're blowing the issue out of proportion. A iPhone 4S is still faster and more reliable than a Galaxy S7 and no one is throwing shit at samsung.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 1:57 am
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    Can sum one help me I think my mom is getting me a iPhone 📲 6 or 6s plus

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:01 am
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    It’s called physics people or are you guys too dumb to understand your battery is not going to be the same after 2 years of use

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:01 am
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    Cheater now they get caught. If you asking me this is some what scam, slow down the phone so you have upgrade much much earlier.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:01 am
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    I’d rather have normal speed and deal with shutdown than being overall slow. I hate using my ipad now. There’s even keyboard lag! Apple should have at least tell us to replace the battery to fix the problem instead of keeping quiet. Tooth breaking apple.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:04 am
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    Marketing schemes. slow phone – buy a new one. No headphone jack – buy an adapter or our new wireless headphones. No fast charging – buy it separately.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:07 am
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    I had my battery replaced by Apple in my 6 Plus and still had very slow and overheating phone. And occasional reboot. Oh, and still had really bad battery life.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:08 am
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    You build success by lying to your consumers like Apple, who forces people to buy new devices to gain profit. Disappointing year for Apple in the last 2 years so why not slow down people’s iPhone to make up for the lose. So many damn updates and bugs 🐜. I fully lost my trust towards Apple.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:10 am
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    I don’t care. My iPhone 6s has been dropped countless times, I, myself change the screen and had use it normally for a long time. I felt no issue with battery life. I ran a Geekbench and is showing normal results. Since they admit slowing the iPhones, I think is wired I haven’t fill anything like it.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:10 am
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    Well am not shocked to find out because Samsung doesn't give you software upgrades so you have to buy a new phone to keep buying, so Apple just does it more sneakier way and got caught, all about money, don't care about the consumer.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:11 am
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     I am an apple nut that simply means I'm an apple fan boy. I've known for some years now that Apple has been slowing down older devices, so this comes as no surprise to me whatsoever. I am losing faith in Apple. I don't like the fact that all there computers are now sealed,(non-upgradable RAM and SSD) that's just a bit to hard to swallow for me personally, I now class myself as an independent Apple user which quite simply means I buy secondhand Apple devices , i'm not going to spend £1000 on a iPhone to Last 24 months LOL,

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:14 am
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    Just bring back removable batteries and call it a day. All this batter crap would stop.

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  • December 22, 2017 at 2:14 am
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    I wonder how samsung or other manufactures handle this battery degradation issue. Can somebody investigate on this?

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