From: Bill W <>
Subject: Re: Apple admits hobbling old phones to "save batteries"
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From: Bill W <>
Subject: Re: Apple admits hobbling old phones to "save batteries"
Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:26:09 -0800
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On Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:00:55 +0100, android<here@there.was> wrote:

>On 2017-12-22 00:35:06 +0000, Bill W said:
>> On Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:22:36 -0800 (PST), 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<>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> 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...

I agree with that. Even though they are still replaceable in many
cases, it takes some dexterity.