Other iPhone battery life scandal. Would you ever buy another iPhone again?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Appurushido, Dec 21, 2017.

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Apples throttling will..

  1. Make me change phone manufacturer

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  2. Annoy me but they still preferable to others

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  3. I don’t mind them tampering

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  1. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    #126
    That's what I meant - will devices post-6/7 series iPhones also require throttling or will their batteries be more robust, for lack of a better term.
     
  2. Hal~9000, Dec 22, 2017
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    Hal~9000 macrumors 68020

    Hal~9000

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    #127
    Per Apple:
    So the 8 and X haven’t been infected by Apples throttling virus “feature”... yet... but an iOS update that silently cripples the processor should be coming soon.

    For this reason I don’t plan on updating my 8+ beyond 11.1.2 the entire time that I own it.
     
  3. JPack macrumors 601

    JPack

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    There hasn’t been any breakthrough in battery technology.

    The same manufacturers that have been supplying Apple with batteries for years now manufacture iPhone 8 and X batteries. This includes ATL, LG Chem, and Samsung SDI.

    In short, expect throttling.
     
  4. Saskat macrumors regular

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    #129
    If I never update iOS on the 8 will it still be throttled?
     
  5. JPack macrumors 601

    JPack

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    You’re probably safe through all versions of iOS 11.

    Apple doesn’t have a good reason to throttle the 8 and X until next year when 2018 iPhone models and iOS 12 are released. At that point, it makes sense to throttle and encourage device upgrades.
     
  6. The Game 161 macrumors P6

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    no why would it?

    certainly when I upgrade every year
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    That must be somewhat agonizing having to prohibit yourself from upgrading your iOS because you're afraid of what will happen to your iPhone and the performance. It's like you're only crippling yourself by doing this. So what's your end game plan? You're won't upgrade to iOS 12 when it comes out because you're afraid of what Apple might include in that software update? Your logic seems unbalanced, but then again, it's your phone.
     
  8. bushman4 macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately this will pass with Apple getting off the hook one way or another
    I’ll buy another iPhone if the features and bells and whistles are there it’s time for Apple to gives us more and the Chinese manufacturer Hawei will give Apple a good run and customers more options
     
  9. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    #134
    Well that’s the thing isn’t it. This only comes into play after 2 years or more. By which point most people will have upgraded their phones even if they are on 2 yearly contracts.
     
  10. geekiemac macrumors 6502

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    #135
    Your phone is brand-new, it's a "this-year-phone". I guess you can safely upgrade all the way to the latest version of 11.x.
     
  11. msandersen macrumors regular

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    #136
    Interesting, you quote Apple, yet show no reading comprehension by calling it a virus. Personally I prefer my 6s to keep working normally rather than suffering the random shutdowns. I haven’t had one since the fix, and am happy with it’s performance.
    I wonder if you really are that stubborn and if in a few years if you start having random shutdowns and bring it into the Apple store, you will complain when they fix it by upgrading the OS. I expect not.
    TheRe’s something very American about this type of paranoia.
     
  12. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    Not paranoia. We want the choice of what to do. Tell us the feature is there and let us decide to turn on or nor or get a new battery. We don't blindly follow our government or do what we are told like other countries do!
     
  13. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    Just picked up my new X yesterday. It replaced a 6S that had 93% capacity after 2 years of use. It never throttled once. Benchmarks were almost identical at 5% or 100% on all iOS versions it ran on. I expect the same stellar performance from my new phone. If any issues with anything arise, I know Apple will stand behind the phone and fix or replace the device while under warranty
     
  14. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    On the other hand people have chosen to go with iOS that is fairly restrictive with a lot of things that are there as Apple designed them and which can't really be changed or adjusted by the end user.
     
  15. Martyimac macrumors 68000

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    When my 6S needs replacing, I will replace it with another iPhone. Which one to be determined then.
     
  16. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    But that is still a choice. We have chosen to use that product knowing it was limited by the interface. Having a products speed reduced without our knowledge is not a choice.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    There's that. It was mostly that the generalized statement about not just following and all that didn't quite apply since it already happens when people go with iOS, for example.
     
  18. KingslayerG5 Suspended

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    I generally enjoy using my iPhone SE. It's only 7 months old and still 10.2.1 which is already after Apple implemented that deceptive new feature.

    If it starts to slow down within 6 to 18 months and my phone feels sluggish like I'm using an 3Gs again, then forget iOS. I will only use Macs from Apple and that's it.

    MacDroid fan for life while iOS devices is really for suckers and ecosystem slaves that can't think for themselves or stand up against evil doers. They enjoy being manipulated and cheated on.

    Been wanting the Xperia XZ1 Compact to replace my SE but for $500, not worth it right now. Maybe at $350. So I'm stuck using SE for GPS and stuff.

    An iPhone 3Gs experience in two years? Hell, no. People are paying $700-$1000+ for iPhones to go back to 2009 after two years of usage.
     
  19. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

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    Gullible, much?
     
  20. BugeyeSTI macrumors 68030

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    No, just a satisfied customer
     
  21. Racineur macrumors 6502

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    #146
    I followed all the threads on the subject and chose not to comment. But what you say is exactly what I think of all this. I have been am Apple devotee since I bought my Mac Plus in the 1980's. So I've seen all that could be seen and heard all about Apple. I was alive and well during the Gil Amelio era when Apple was almost dying. I've had all the Macs imaginable. Some the young audience here may not know of. I've even owned the famous Cube and the "Low Cost" LC3. So I know the products a little. The before iPhone Apple and the iPhone era Apple are two separate worlds. The first catering for its customers with incredibly high quality trustworthy products. And then there is the iPhone Apple. Same Microsoft, IBM, Yahoo old story. Became big, bigger and biggest. Became rich, richer and filthy rich. And beacause of that became arrogant and full of itself. Greed only greedy. That sums it all. The 2017 Apple has become Microsoft and the others. A realignment soon would be a good thing. A little back to the old days. But with early devotees like me getting old and out of the picture and that will soon disappear to keep the Apple old days alive, the new generations don't give a damn of how Apple was. Having a less transparent Apple that has become the greddiest company in the world seems OK. Anyhow, Google or Apple, Apple or Samsung, two sides of the same coin now. so to the quesiton would you buy again an iPhone. Answer is propbably not. I'll stick with my 5s of a dinosaur. It's free of Apple tempering with my personal choices.
     
  22. hipsheik macrumors regular

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    I wonder what kind of design decisions they'll make moving forward, whether it be a more robust battery.

    If the iPhone X successor feature set is frozen right now, will they go back and change the design?

    I feel this is unmitigated PR disaster for them that's going to linger in consumer's minds for a while.
     
  23. kazmac macrumors 604

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    Probably, though I will avoid buying the latest and greatest (which was my plan anyway.)
     
  24. _Refurbished_ macrumors 68000

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    Old iPhones have been slowing down on iOS since it’s inception, with the majority of the slowdown coming from improper hardware / software optimization. I’ve already come to terms with upgrading my phone at least every three years to stay current.

    If you’ve been blinded over the years and are all of a sudden angry, I guess ignorance was bliss.
     
  25. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    Along with many others, I'd suspected it, but I was half tongue in cheek about it, though the possibility made sense from a business perspective, despite the reasons Apple give now.

    My suspicions were back when I had the 3GS & 5 (not sure the throttling happened back then?), so my theory was just based on how Apple could get people upgrading - not based on actual slow downs I experienced.

    I experienced much more significant slow downs when I owned a Galaxy S4 Mini, in a very short period of time (under 18 months), which left a bad impression, so there's no temptation to jump ship just yet..
     

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