Maybe I'm splitting hairs, but making something available isn't synonymous with forcing a download. At least not in my mind. I've seen plenty of software updates that tell you "software update available". How exactly is that not also "making updates available" to me? It's right there online for me to download at my convenience.I had a Motorola 550 in 1995-96
Taken from the iOS 9 license agreement @ http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/iOS91.pdf
1. General. (a) The software (including Boot ROM code, embedded software and third party software), documentation, interfaces, content, fonts and any data that came with your iOS Device (“Original iOS Software”), as may be updated or replaced by feature enhancements, software updates or system restore software provided by Apple (“iOS Software Updates”), whether in read only memory, on any other media or in any other form (the Original iOS Software and iOS Software Updates are collectively referred to as the “iOS Software”) are licensed, not sold, to you by Apple Inc. (“Apple”) for use only under the terms of this License. Apple and its licensors retain ownership of the iOS Software itself and reserve all rights not expressly granted to you. You agree that the terms of this License will apply to any Apple-branded app that may be preinstalled on your iOS Device, unless such app is accompanied by a separate license, in which case you agree that the terms of that license will govern your use of that app. (b) Apple, at its discretion, may make available future iOS Software Updates for your iOS Device. The iOS Software Updates, if any, may not necessarily include all existing software features or new features that Apple releases for newer or other models of iOS Devices. The terms of this License will govern any iOS Software Updates provided by Apple that replace and/ or supplement the Original iOS Software product, unless such iOS Software Update is accompanied by a separate license in which case the terms of that license will govern.
And I say this all because in that very document Apple proves they aren't shy about using the term "download" at all. If I recall my earlier search the term if found 47 times, and yet they chose to omit it from that phrase. Unsure why.
In sure there are those that want to justify their purchases. In sure there are those that genuinely notice more hangups, lag, crashes.As I said if you need to use this to justify your desire to have the latest and "greatest" iPhone then be my guest.
In 3-5 years I would agree but only 12 months? No way it's "slower" than when you bought it.
I genuinely hated the 6 plus. It was, in my opinion, the least usable phone that Apple ever made and that was out the door. Many disagree with me. And that's perfectly fine. It doesn't change my experience or theirs. It just is.