Approximately one year ago, Apple made a bad decision in not properly announcing their iPhone slowdown measure with old devices with bad batteries. This week, Apple’s bad-battery-iPhone-slowdown became public. Now several Android smartphone manufacturers are taking advantage of the negative feedback Apple’s received as a result of said revelation. Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and LG have each announced that they do not slow down older smartphones. But they certainly could – and maybe they should?
The Big Apple Slowdown
Apple found that after a certain period of time, an aging iPhone battery could result in a device facing abrupt shutdowns. When this happened, a user would likely bring their iPhone in to an Apple store to find that their device either needed a new battery, or to have its performance reduced. In other words, they’d either get a new battery or have their phone slowed down voluntarily.
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