Do you think Apple should've been more upfront about throttling iPhones with weaker batteries?

Do you think Apple should've been more upfront about throttling iPhones with weaker batteries?
By now you might have heard about the brouhaha which resulted from Apple's acknowledgement that iPhones with aged or weaker batteries will take a hit in peak performance, in order to preserve their internals better. Today's lithium batteries are rated for a certain amount of charge cycles before they start degrading in terms of capacity or ability to provide peak current. 

On the other hand, chipsets and other hardware are becoming ever more powerful and demanding, resulting in going over the fence when trying to extract stronger current from a weaker battery. This could result in phones employing shutdown procedures to safeguard the electronics in certain extreme scenarios. Last year, Apple remedied the situation with the iOS 10.2.1 update, smoothing out the peak battery demands by dispersing them over several quick cycles. Apparently that meant throttling the processor's power, and resulted in 80% fewer iPhone 6 shutdowns, Apple reported at the time. 

The thing is, however, that it kept this power management system in the next iOS updates, too, so once the battery in your iPhone 7 ages enough, it will likely become a bit slower and less responsive unless you crack it open and change the power bank with a brand new one. That about sums up Apple's latest comment on the matter, so we wanted to ask you whether you think that the company should have warned users with iPhones two years and older that their devices might become slower due to processor throttling, unless they visit a service center to swap the battery. Cold weather gamers might have done it, the average user might not have bothered, but Apple could have given the option beforehand, what do you think?

Do you think Apple should've been more upfront about throttling iPhones with weaker batteries?

Yes, users should have known
91.19%
No, it's not a dealbreaker
8.81%

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152 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

who votes "no"?

2. Paranoid_Android unregistered

Baaaaaaaaaaaaa Lol

7. lnhrts

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Nice reply Paranoid_Andraoid. (...heavy sarcasm). I have used iPhones since the beginning and I do not side with Apple on this issue. Wrong is wrong no matter what face or label you hide behind.

17. daniyal_05

Posts: 93; Member since: Nov 15, 2017

Well iphoneX is selling below expectations i think

39. bucky

Posts: 3775; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

How many articles are you guys going to spam that in?

47. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's almost assuredly a bot, fam. No point in even replying to it.

68. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Says the guy who worships Apple and is a fanboy.... Lmao.

76. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Who the hell are you?

116. lyndon420

Posts: 6714; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

"...uh...his name is RALPH man!" (classic line...couldn't help myself lol)

139. darkkjedii

Posts: 30959; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Arte8800

65. Ralph.

Posts: 249; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Know the truth is called spamming, in Apple's fans and fanboys theory.. So in denial?

143. sgodsell

Posts: 7172; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Class action lawsuit incoming soon enough.

84. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

this poll is like asking is the sky blue?

103. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

As you can see close to 10% said otherwise. So the poll is justified

102. cncrim

Posts: 1586; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Hey Apple, Why can you let’s the phone age at its ownterm? Once you are intention do it then to it quite fit this definition “SCAM definition, meaning, what is scam: an illegal plan for making money, especially one that involves tricking people”

135. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

The best reply ever.. I was about to roll off the sofa.

6. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

cnour. You knew that kid attitude.

10. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Yes and several times by creating severa accounts.

55. Peacetoall unregistered

thats cute

9. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Android fanboys are more concerned and they are voting yes so..

51. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Because none of the people here who use Android phones also own iPhones? Actually, do you even need to own an iPhone? Right is right and wrong is wrong, and as a buyer period, any company that has an issue with its products should stand and be responsible for them, whether I buy them or not. And for you to sit here and call out people who use other platforms, just shows what kind of person you are.

111. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Why would you vote for/against something you don't use? That's plain stupidity.

112. cmdacos

Posts: 4084; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Because, as an iPhone 7 owner, conceptionally, this is a slap in the face for the trusting consumer, especially since Apple tried to lie about it before proof surfaced.

124. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Because it still effects you. Because if one company is allowed to get away with doing questionable things, then others will try to do the same. That's why. Just because something doesn't directly affect you now, doesn't mean it won't in the future. Don't you vote?

140. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Because you don't want Android OEMs getting ideas Or because you also own an iPad

131. cocoy

Posts: 455; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I am an iPhone user and also using Android as my daily driver, so I have the right to vote and say what my expectations from Apple. The mere fact that it is a software update to throttle the CPU, replacing the battery will not help and will still slow down your phone.

144. c.m.s

Posts: 233; Member since: Dec 10, 2017

Not true. Replacing the battery most certainly help as many people have reported and the graphs clearly shows. Its not that they slow down perfectly fine phones, just those were the battery health is below a certain threshold. I don't have a problem with that. The problem is the lack of transparency from Apple. They should have been very clear about this and let they user know when the battery is so bad that this slow down kicks in, so you can get a new battery if you want.

115. ph00ny

Posts: 2024; Member since: May 26, 2011

Maybe because they spouses using the iphone and maybe they also have work iphones along side their personal android device? Both of those applies in my case

118. lyndon420

Posts: 6714; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Only an idiot would vote no. The mass market is ready for safer and more efficient battery tech.

11. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Cook & Ive?

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