by Rayne Marshall
Apple iPhones being slowed down? Now this sounds like some insane conspiracy theory. But is it really? Think about it. People have been talking about the possibility of Apple slowing down your iPhones every time a new one comes out for forever.
So many people have said they have experienced this type of behavior from their iphones. “Sometimes my phone will just freeze and I can’t even turn it off.” Said Crystal Nguyen, a college student and iphone user. Now anytime a new version of the iPhone comes out the Google search results for “Why is my iPhone so slow?” skyrockets. People then went from just theorizing to people actually suing Apple for it. Shane Dawson, YouTuber, says “This isn’t even a theory, this is a fact.”
They now have faced over 26+ lawsuits against them for having purposefully slowing down the older iPhones, they denied all accusations. Well it turns out that it is all actually in fact true! However recently they came out to say that they slow down the process of older iphones only to prevent “battery issues”. Here’s what Apple had to say, “As lithium batteries age, they get weaker...so we had to slow down the phones to avoid the phones crashing to compensate for the naturally deteriorating battery.” Or as they meant to say “We purposely slowed down your battery you nub.” They were so vapid about the whole situation as if they hadn’t been lying to us. And the only reason they admitted this was because they were getting sued, so it kind of makes you wonder what else they might be hiding. Apple has all of your photos, your fingerprint, even your face scan. And although they claim that they keep it all private, they also claimed that they didn’t slow down our phones.
Apple is now saying that a new software update will make slowing down your phone optional. Because obviously some people want slower phones so we have to make sure they still have that right. “As part of the upcoming iOS 11.3 iPhone users will get a recommendation if their battery needs to be limited. They will be able to see whether the power management feature that slows the phone's performance is on and can then choose to turn it off.” the company said. Also in response to customer complaints about the slowed iPhones, Apple has cut the price for replacing an iPhone battery from $79 to $29. So I guess now we can replace our purposely slowed down batteries with money that we shouldn't have to be spending!
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