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jadedctrl wrote (edited )

“There’s no incentive for operating system companies to create planned obsolescence,” said Greg Raiz, a former program manager for Microsoft who worked on Windows XP.

Operating system companies, sure, yea, maybe (other than deals with manufacturers, etc.). But smart-phone companies like Apple? You fucking bet they have incentive

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obligatoryidiot21 wrote

You know they're trying their hardest to sell as many units of these phones they spit out every damn year

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sudo wrote

Never forget, correlation is not causation. Nobody has proven that Apple is purposefully slowing down older iPhones, though they could be. Two other explanations are that a bunch of people bought the new iPhone on that day, but it's slower than they expected, so they searched google for "iPhone slow," or Apple pushed a new version of iOS out to all iPhones, but the new iOS isn't optimized for the older models, so it slows them down.

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Naokotani wrote

Come on guys. Its in the NY times. It must be true!