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

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


Apples throttling will..

  1. Make me change phone manufacturer

    41 vote(s)
  2. Annoy me but they still preferable to others

    74 vote(s)
  3. I don’t mind them tampering

    65 vote(s)
  1. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    The additional power management options have been enabled for iPhone 7 line of phones as of iOS 11.2, which isn't the same thing as iPhone 7 devices being degraded as of iOS 11.2.
  2. RecentlyConverted macrumors 6502a

    Oct 21, 2015
    Just checked my iPhone 6s Plus - 14 months old - 343 cycles and only 73% of capacity. Disgraceful.
  3. aevan macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2015
    There was no scandal.
  4. actcyclist macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2017
    I'll still buy iPhones, however I won't be upgrading the iOS from the installed version anymore.
  5. Martyimac macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2009
    S. AZ.
    Some feel there is a scandal, otherwise why sue and ask for class action status.
  6. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    If Apple change the color of the box from white to any other color some one would sue them. Why do you think there are so many rich lawyers in this country.
  7. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    Good to hear you are one of the lucky ones. Truly.
  8. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    I'm starting to think NO out of principle and lack of honesty.

    When I saw my brother's iPhone X last night, I understand him having to stay with Apple because he has been on the ecosystem for 10 years now. He relies on iTunes while I hate it. I told him iOS doesn't match my workflow.

    Most of my issues preventing me to get the X is from iOS -

    No location toggle
    Tethering is way worse on iOS
    Multimedia playback is worse

    Add this scandal where Apple speeds up the obsolescence, and it just doesn't seem right. I don't mind going back to iPhone but it's the way iOS functions and Apple handles their business. Both are totally wrong for my habits.

    I wasn't really wowed by any phone in 2017. Industry has remained stagnant for awhile now. They now remove features we want and add features we never asked for.

    2015 - Make it curved
    2016 - Dual camera lens
    2017 - Remove headphone jack, taller displays for bezel Nazis

    Add a new gimmick. Removed it a few years for another gimmick.

    My next phones? I wouldn't necessarily trust them either since no company is perfect but I will go..

    Nokia (HMD)

    I might do a Samsung Note9 + Pixel 3 combo next year or LG V40 with Pixel 3. There are so many options and the only reasons why my brother can't leave iOS is iMessages and the paid iOS apps. He's already a slave to Apple's prison-like/gated community ecosystem.

    I don't have those same problems using Android for six years and iOS since 2008. Both OSes just need to run apps we need for our daily routine. Their differentiation has narrowed over the years. So what's left to compare is hardware-stuff.

    Cameras (like wide-angle)
    MST for Samsung Pay
    MicroSD slot
    IR blaster
    Big battery capacity

    ^ Alot of those aren't based on OSes and software. Hardware is not as easy to improve like software. It is either there or it isn't and can't be added through software updates.

    Google which isn't a company you can really trust but everyone uses something from them every single day or Sony or LG again for me next time. LG has its infamous bootloops though. Sony isn't as great as they once were.

    Can't trust any of them. It's not really Android vs iOS or Apple vs everyone else. It's us vs them (OEMs, carriers). Networks do BOGO deals to sell lines we don't need. It's greedy corporations vs us. They're all like casinos. They're the only winners. Players like us don't stand a chance.
  9. aevan macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2015
    You do know Apple has ove 80% customer satisfaction rating, significantly higher than any other phone manufacturer?

    He’s not “one of the lucky ones”. He’s a part of an overwhelming majority. Truly.
  10. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Yes, I’ll still keep buying Apple stuff, because in my eyes, it’s not a “scandal”.

    “Poorly communicated”, sure, but after what they’ve detailed, I don’t think other companies can do any better about old batteries, either.

    Bigger picture: this is another failure of “Web 2.0” everybody-has-a-soapbox-now and the ten-minute news cycle.
  11. aevan macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2015
    No. Most people here would stop buying iPhones if Apple started making bad phones. I love how every Apple critic here thinks they have a monopoly on reasonable decision making while everyone else is an easily manipulated sucker or a zealous lunatic.
  12. macTW Suspended

    Oct 17, 2016
    This is still a thread...? All over a nonissue.
  13. NT1440 macrumors G5


    May 18, 2008
    How many threads are we going to have of people willfully misunderstanding a technical point? Good god.
  14. Strelok macrumors 6502a


    Jun 6, 2017
    United States
    The poll is ridiculously biased based on the responses, but I’ll bite anyways. Yes I will continue to buy iPhones.
  15. KingslayerG5 Suspended


    Oct 16, 2017
    It's too early to tell for some of us here with an iPhone battery that is still fairly new or not even a year-old yet. But if my iPhone does start to die on me like the guy below before the newer one gets released, forget it. Tired of this charade by a rotten Apple.

  16. Jimmy James macrumors 601

    Jimmy James

    Oct 26, 2008
    I thought I'd only ever leave iPhones if security became an issue.

    If my iPhone gets throttled prematurely, yes, I'm open to alternatives for that reason too.

    My eyes are now looking more critically at the performance of my phone with an eye towards competitors. I'd bet I'm far from the only one. I'm wondering if this is a defining moment for the iPhone.
  17. jgiannakas macrumors member

    May 26, 2014
    Yes. Don’t care. I had my iPhone 6 shut off on me when I had 30%+ battery on it so I’d rather have a slower phone than an unreliable phone till I replaced the battery.
  18. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    Will buy future Apple things, because this is not a scandal. If you know anything about how computers work, this is actually quite clever.

    The only mistake they made was not telling us. But considering I would’ve made the same choice they did, it’s a non-issue to me.
  19. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    What??? So your fine with being throttled. Incredible!
  20. Racineur macrumors 6502


    Jun 11, 2013
    Montréal, Québec
    The answer seems to be yes as incredible as it sounds. Same as when you know your partner cheated on you. Most will say they prefer they never knew. Some others will be hurt by the cheating and insulted by the lie. In that case, I'm not hurt cause my old 5s has stellar performances but I'm insulted cause it planted a doubt in my head. Providers in my area have good deals on 6s...
  21. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    As opposed to a phone that shuts down? Sure.
  22. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    Why is a phone shut down an option for a year old phone?
  23. I7guy macrumors Core


    Nov 30, 2013
    Gotta be in it to win it
    Maybe the battery was abused?
  24. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    Then why isn’t the user informed?
  25. aevan macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2015
    If it’s meant to protect the components and prevent shutdowns, then yes. Are you fine with Intel and AMD CPUs throttling if your fans get less efficient? Same thing.

    Replace the battery.

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