According to former supplier, Apple slows down older iPhones
Apple slows down older iPhones, deliberately, claims Digital Music News.
When new phones come out, they are obviously shinier, have new features and have the ‘new model’ appeal.
But if you already have a decent model that does the trick, spending $1000 on a new phone seems a tad unnecessary, until your model starts tweaking out and suddenly your reasons for upgrading seems just.
This whole exercise is allegedly a deliberate ploy generated by Apple to get you to upgrade, claims a former long-time supplier of the company.
A widespread problem arises whenever a new device is released in that every iOS upgrade brings about more bugs in old phones.
Users are met with a recurring swipe-freeze issue, volume controls defects and freezing Swipe texting apps, etc.
Interestingly, the website claims that Google reports a surge in ‘iPhone slow’ searches when a new phone is launched.
The question is whether Apple is intentionally slowing down older phones to get you to upgrade?
The New York Times says it’s a myth, but new information gathered by Digital Music News says otherwise.
Enter ‘Frank.’ (not his real name)
Frank used to work at a major Apple supply-chain parts supplier.
It goes like this:
Apple uses a variety of different suppliers and partners to build its devices.
This includes everything from specific parts and tech suppliers, to entire factories in China supplying armies of cheap labour.
The end result is a shiny new $1000 device.
According to Frank, they use a calculated recipe designed to achieve 3 things for older iPhone users:
- Not piss you off too much.
- Not make you schedule an Apple Genius Bar appointment.
- Think more and more about getting a shiny upgrade.
Apple’s plan is to make you feel good about getting an upgrade- it is in your hands after all.
Next time you want an upgrade, think of how Apple slows down older iPhones.