Apple reduces speed of iPhones as batteries wear out, report suggests

Discussion in 'mobiles, tablets and wearable tech' started by editor, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Made by the world's richest company and secretly nobbled to make customers give them even more money. Nice.
     
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  2. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Give us our $999 Billion already :mad:

    Conniving bastards.
     
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  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

    EACH
     
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    editor hiraethified

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  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  6. editor

    editor hiraethified

  7. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    If I read that correctly as a non -US iPhone user I’ll have to wait 12 month’s before I’ll be offered cheaper battery replacement on my 6S. Despite the fact I could do with it now considering I bought this phone when it first came out.
     
  8. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    No, it’s starting in late January everywhere and “available worldwide through December 2018”

    ‘Through’ is American for ‘until the end of’ which then begs the question, ‘what about after December 2018’?
     
  9. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    It doesn’t say through until Dec 2018.

    It says through Dec 2018. So throughout the month of December 2018, which is 11 month’s away.

    But as you pointed out, it’s written in American (in other words badly).
     
  10. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    It means why skyscraper101 said.

    After dec 2018 it means now we’ve been honest with you, after that it’s back to full price suckers.
     
  11. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

  12. Reiabuzz

    Reiabuzz Banned Banned

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  13. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    My wife has had to have her iPhone 6 Plus replaced twice by Apple over the last two and a half years and each time she’s gotten a new one it has been markedly faster with exactly the same apps and hardware.

    Frankly I’m amazed it has taken until now to prove that this is a real thing they are doing to slow down phones. I wouldn’t mind so much if they hadn’t tried to keep it a secret and forced millions of people into thinking it’s time to get a new phone while charging a bomb to get a replacement battery which they would not acknowledge would be of any benefit to performance.
     
  14. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Anyone trousering a fat $102m for a year's work is greedy in my opinion.

    He could give $90m away and still be stinking, obscenely rich.
     
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  15. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Less than a 200th of what Jeff Bezos has stashed away running a company with a similar market cap, and a bit more transparent given Bezos' apparent salary of $81 grand. Zuckerberg has about 500 times as much (a few years back his official "salary" was $1).

    But I'm not sure why it's even relevant.
     
  16. editor

    editor hiraethified

    You don't think it's obscene that a boss can make such vast amounts of money? I do.
     
  17. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

  18. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Makes a change from that cunt Jobs who refused to give money to charity. It's still obscene that Apple make such huge amounts of money though and give so little back.

    Same applies to most other big companies of course, but Apple are the richest by miles and seen as more 'cool' and influential than the rest. Shame they've never led by example.
     
  19. keybored

    keybored #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

    You know, I'm starting to think you don't like Apple very much.
     
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  20. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Some of their products are fantastic, but as a company they're some of the biggest cunts on the planet. All that manufactured consumerist frenzy and hand clapping and whooping over people buying massively expensive products turns my stomach.
     
  21. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Google do the same, the pixel 2 etc keynote lasted over 2 hours and was a complete snooze fest.
     
  22. editor

    editor hiraethified

    What? Apple are the only ones who send teams of fuckwits running around the block whooping and clapping before a shop opens on launch day, and then high five and applaud customers leaving with shiny expensive products in boxes. Well, they did until everyone got bored.





    Total cunts.
     
  23. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Misread, assumed you were talking about keynotes.

    The store thing is a very American thing to do. People get clapped for all sorts of pointless shit, such as eating a massive steak.
     
  24. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Embarrassingly, the first video happened in Westfield. They've imported this shit into the UK and the Apple lemmings have lapped it up.
     
  25. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Not much to do with the thread, and relatively speaking it barely registers on the ‘obscene pay’ scale.

    Until a lot of worldwide eceonic problems have been fixed, it would be a good start if a lot of these companies were properly compelled to pay their taxes, though.
     
  26. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Can’t argue with that.
     
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  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Sorry I was a bit ranty. I'm just fucked off with rich cunts getting even richer while those at the bottom struggle to survive:
    The world’s richest became $1 trillion wealthier in 2017 and here’s why that should worry us

    Apple annoy me more than most because they're the richest company on the planet - and are seen as trend leaders and inspirational - yet they give so little back, while they celebrate high end consumerism like it's something worthy to aspire to.
     
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  28. Yossarian

    Yossarian free shrugs

    Yep, they are a little bit better in that regard under Tim Cook but they were totally useless in the days of Steve Jobs, even the groups trying to save the snow leopard from extinction couldn't squeeze a donation out of the cunts after they released their Snow Leopard operating system.
     
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  29. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    They probably figured it would give them more exclusive control of the term "snow leopard" if the actual animal went extinct.
     
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  30. paolo

    paolo Well-Known Member

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