Other Would Apple have apologized about slowing down iPhones if nobody knew?

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    They'd have announced it if they intended it to become public knowledge... I assume they decided it was easier to wait and take a reactionary approach if it came to light than put it out there deliberately.
     
  3. mtneer macrumors 68030

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    Since this statement came out only after the controversy erupted, the answer is no.
     
  4. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it? This is a philisofical question. There is no correct answer.
     
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    It has been almost 1 year since the iOS update with the cheat code included. Saying sorry 1 year after means they had no intention of letting anybody know about it.
     
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    I think their solution to the problem was really good. But I do think their threshold for instating the CPU clockdown is waaaaaay too short. No battery should trigger this state within at before 2-3 years of use, unless it is replaceable in the warranty periode.
     
  9. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    What about the people who upgraded to a $1000+ phone because they thought their old phone was outdated / slow / broken ?
     
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    This is really the biggest point.

    Apple secretly slowed down phones based on something nobody had any idea about and nobody would suspect (not even the Apple techs).

    In the rare event that people with slow devices had bothered to run diagnostics at the Apple store, many of them would pass as "Healthy" while already being throttled.

    The whole thing is sleazy. I guess that's what you have to do when people find no real reason to buy new phones.
     
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    Don’t know about Apple, but I only apologize when I get caught and can’t blame someone else.
     
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    I had a good laugh at that! But the answer to the original question is no.
     
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    Guess the lawsuit will answer this question.
     
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    Good question. I was getting pushed towards a replacement device at £700 when I took mine in for a battery replacement a couple of weeks ago. Politely insisted on the battery replacement.
     
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    Source: https://www.apple.com/iphone-battery-and-performance/
     
  16. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    A trillion dollar lawsuit will be tossed out. Unforunatly it won’t be taken seriously. I wish they remained realistic so it might actually make it to trial.
     
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    Why couldn’t you just post to the thread(s) that already exist, where the same question has already been asked?
     
  18. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

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    There are enough lawsuits that one will go. Yes, a trillion is a bit much.
     
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    No. Because the throttling wasn’t what they did wrong. It was the lack of transparency.
     
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    This I agree with. Even if it was listed in their license agreements or elsewhere, it wasn't likely enough for others not to be disgruntled because they feel victimized. I personally don't have an issue with the alleged 'throttling', but you do make a good point making something more apparent.
     
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    Would you go to the police station after speeding on the highway if the cops didn’t know?
     
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    Your threads are getting old OP----same stuff different titles
     
  23. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

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    Why would this appologize for something that they did on purpose, and still say is for the user’s benefit?
     
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