From: Carlos E.R. <robin_listas@es.invalid>
Subject: Re: Apple admits hobbling old phones to "save batteries"
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From: "Carlos E.R." <robin_listas@es.invalid>
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Subject: Re: Apple admits hobbling old phones to "save batteries"
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 03:08:24 +0100
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On 2017-12-22 01:22, RichA wrote:
> On Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:06:36 UTC-5, Bill W  wrote:
>> On Thu, 21 Dec 2017 04:50:33 -0800 (PST), RichA<rander3128@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42438745
>>
>> Why the scare quotes around "save batteries"? It appears that's
>> exactly what their intention is.
> 
> Why is it these Millenial-friendly hightech companies all think they know better than the
consumer?  Why not advise people that this is the case and let them CHOOSE to reduce the speed of
the device?  And what is so dire about getting a battery changed?

Apparently old batteries simply can not supply the peak power demanded
by the phone, so what would happen is that the phone would simply crash
or power off instantly, which is worse that running slower.

Yes, they should tell users of the situation. But it is not evil.

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Cheers, Carlos.