Subject: Re: Apple admits hobbling old phones to "save batteries"
On 2017-12-22 00:35:06 +0000, Bill W said:
> On Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:22:36 -0800 (PST), RichA<email@example.com>
>> On Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:06:36 UTC-5, Bill W wrote:
>>> On Thu, 21 Dec 2017 04:50:33 -0800 (PST), RichA<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>> 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?
> I agree that they should have notified that they were doing that, but
> this is being portrayed as just another nefarious act by Apple - or
> really just another evil tech company of your choice. I think the
> intentions were good, even if the method wasn't.
>> And what is so dire about getting a battery changed?
> People who can afford pricey smartphones can probably afford to
> replace the battery.
There would not be much harm in making phone and laptop batteries user
replaceble again would it? They used to be. Other than loss in sales,
that is... It would ad a mere1mm to the thicknes of the device...