Is Apple Old iPhone's Stealth Slow Down IOS Update a SCAM?

Is Apple Old iPhone's Stealth Slow Down IOS Update a SCAM?

The lawsuit has supposedly been filed by Stefan Bogdanovich, a Los Angeles man who is claiming that Apple's tactic of slowing down older iPhone models is making the lives of users who aren't willing to shell out the kind of cash needed for the newest devices hard.

The company has confirmed it slows the performance of older iPhones to help reduce power demands and battery issues.

The lithium-ion batteries in older devices can't keep up with peak demand for power, Apple says. Apple said it changed its software a year ago for the iPhone 6, 6S and SE to "smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed".

Apparently what Apple has been doing for at least a year is to SLOW DOWN the operation of Older iPhone's via IOS software updates. They were promoting $0 offers for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S7 smartphones and some older Apple phones.

Geekbench developer John Poole has mapped out performance for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 over time, and has come to the conclusion that Apple's iOS 10.2.1 and 11.2.0 updates introduce this throttling for different devices. iOS 10.2.1 is particularly relevant, as this update was created to reduce random shutdown issues for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S.

If you've ever felt that you iPhone is getting slower in its old age, you're not insane. He also accuses Apple of using the power cap as a ploy to force consumers to buy newer devices.

Details about Apple's throttling strategy began emerging last week after a user on Reddit described problems with a slow iPhone 6s. (NASDAQ:AAPL) rumor mill today is news of AAPL working on better batteries.

Apple's admission contradicts earlier information released by benchmarking company Futuremark.

Social media has been abuzz for the last day amid news that Apple has been intentionally limiting the performance of its older iPhone models.

In a subsequent statement about the issue, Apple said, "Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices".

However, Apple says it is done exclusively because of the old batteries.

I don't know about you but to me this smells like a scam that encourages customers upgrade from what should be perfectly fine for several more years iphone's. According to this rumor, the tech company is working to have the batteries ready for the launch of its 2019 iPhone.