Apple sued for slowing down iPhones with older batteries

Apple is getting sued for "purposefully slowing down older iPhone models when new models come out"...
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85 Comments

66. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"If it has a bad design, I expect Apple to change the faulty part or my device on Apple's expense, not mine." Wow, very logical coming from you, wasn't expecting that. +1

74. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Dude, if you take out Android out of your veins an (re)read my messages, you'll find a lot of logic in all of them.

10. Papa_Ji

Posts: 851; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Don't make excuses.It's now official..... APPLE PRODUCTS ARE OF CHEAP QUALITY AND OVERPRICED.

63. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

When Android users said, Apple products seem to slow when new phones arrived, they were labelled haters. It's funny how things said about Apple always end up being true. Yet, they will still attack even after Apple admits to wrongdoing or questionable behavior. We all knew Apple makes subpar products. I mean the iPhone 7+ cost $220 to make. When the S7 edge costs $307 to make. $100 of better quality parts. Oh and remember, just because an OEM may use a quality component maker, doesn't mean they purchased the highest quality part. The best part of iPhone is, SoC, RAM, Internal Storage, cameras and the display and modem. The rest of it is pure junk.

12. Peacetoall unregistered

How about notifying their users about unhealthy battery and notify them to change the faulty battery so that they could enjoy their 2 year old iphone performing as new it was. But instead apple played dumb and without the user consent ,intentionally slowed down their expensive iphones to force them to buy new succesor. Apple really f**ked up this time and deserve a slap in a form of legal terms

15. Peacetoall unregistered

Now we officially know why predecessor iphones were getting slowed down. It was apple doing it intentionally this is absolutely unacceptable. My three year old backberry passport is still going strong.

64. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

But then no one would buy a new phone. It's called, self preservation. Apple has enough following and has been in business long enough to know, there customers will upgrade every year to every 2 years without let up. They don't have to do things like this. But making it hard for users to repair their own device means $$$$$$. Samsung included.

14. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

There are a trillion other ways Apple could have thought this and provided a better solution for the end users one of which they provide notification saying “ your battery is nearing the end of its life cycle, it is recommended to replace it” you know just like when you reach you storage limit? Just slowing down the phone expecting you to figure out that it is the battery is the culprit and not the device itself is bad no matter how you look at it!

18. mootu

Posts: 1520; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Don't talk rubbish, Apple uses poor quality batterys and always has, every iPhone user i know has had battery problems, having to charge multiple times in a day. If a manufacturer uses quality components they will last, my wife is still using my old Xperia Z2 (almost 4 years old) and it's running just fine and gets heavy use. Apples use of cheap components is in itself planned obsolescence.

65. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

God Bless you!!!! And not the Apple God. Every iPhone model has had battery issues, connection issues and more. This is why Apple doesn't let you rollback to working firmware when they screw those up. Bricking devices, not usingbheatsinks, soldering parts vs using sockets are all in their history. Apple has been sued for these things and Judges have never held them responsible. With so many complaints, oems need to be held responsible for their products. Apple or otherwise.

22. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

The iPhone 6S was ~1 year old when Apple first release this patch They are applying it to iPhone 7 with a recent iOS update i.e. their batteries are having issues around 1 year later, that's unacceptable They need to own up to it

33. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Normal battery degradation or faulty, which is?

38. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hard to say exactly the problem, but either faulty batteries or poor engineering Apple know battery degrade over time and should design accordingly (same for all OEMs) Its not normal for 1 year of usage to cause battery degradation so bad that the phone has stability issues e.g. my Nexus 5 (bought in 2013, now used by my dad) still hasn't had enough battery degradation to cause stability issues and performance is still as good as day one Same for most phones

46. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Well I'm looking proves that show it faulty or degrade faster than normal. It can also be just from specific units.

80. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

If faulty or degrade faster, the blame is Apple's QC and their battery supplier If normal degradation, the blame is Apple's low battery capicity and high SoC peak power consumption But as far as consumers are concerned, Apple screwed them with phones barely 1 year old having issues with shutting down and should be repaired or replaced

67. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Depends. Since iPhone have terrible battery life, that means they need to be charged more often, thus the battery is degrading faster. With normal usage, a battery after a year should still be retaining 80%+ of it's original charge. Even the MacBook has serious battery issues. Just look it up. Apple does use cheap batteries. The batts in the iPhone X are probably th3 best ever because it's made by Samsung SDI. But that doesn't mean Apple bought their best battery though. Since many Android devices last 2 work days on a single charge, that means the battery will last longer. When you consider Apple device need more charging, and they're smaller batteries, even in phones of similar physical size as other OEMs, u see how Apple is shortchanging you. Apple own admission is they make overpriced crappy products. The iPhone X is probably their greatest accomplishment, because it literally is the first iPhone made of quality components, which is why it cost $357 to make. I applaud them for finally making a very high quality device.

26. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

There's no disclaimer on the bottom of the TV ads I've seen, explaining the sold device will have its processor slowed down after a year to "save battery longevity".

43. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1421; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Apple have stated previously in a courtcase having to do with warranty, that iPhones have an expected lifespan of 1 year before they expect hardware to decline. For something you pay so much for, it's ridiculous that that is the extent of Apple's life expectancy for their products. You have Lithium ion batteries that can go 1200 charge cycles before the batteries, yet the ones Apple uses seem to crap out before the average 400. I would call that purposely designed yes.

53. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

WOW, you are defining them, lol So just wondering Ray.S, would you be defining Samsung, I am betting NOT

68. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Why do you sound surprised? He's the sane sheeple that said complaining about lack of a headphone jack is selfish and backwards. Wouldn't be surprised if he now goes to the extent of writing that "complaining about slower phones is selfish and backwards"...

79. sissy246

Posts: 7115; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I shouldn't be surprised he is defending Apple.

72. dimas

Posts: 3364; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I disagree. Had samsung s4 and only replaced the battery after 4 years. A 2-year battery efficiency for an expensive premium apple product is unacceptable for me as a consumer. They want to charge big money? They should justify it with their quality. And it's not just the battery, even their out of the box earphones and cables feels cheap for daily use.

76. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I would rather have a phone not artificially slowed down. If a battery lost most of its original capacity there is no reason for throttling the processor. Let it be shut down quickly, so its owner be aware of the situation. Batteries actually are dirt cheap you know. Sealed batteries just another way of ripping off the consumers.

17. Whitedot

Posts: 811; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Tim Cook will say: That's why we invented new iPhone 8 and toughest glass ever.

21. Tony_5600

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 09, 2017

Good, They deserve this. I hope they lose because its good for us as customers.

35. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Android already exceeded IOS from Android 7.1 In fluidity and speed.

41. bucky

Posts: 3785; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Good.

42. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Every apple user should sue apple for ripping them off......oh wait sheep will be sheep!

55. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

If you feel Apple is ripping you off, you simply don't buy.

73. dimas

Posts: 3364; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

He's talking about the apple buyers who only knew about the throttling updates AFTER they bought their iphones and been using them for years. They already bought the phones so that means they were already ripped off.

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