Good news for all customers of LG (not the Gallagher) and Samsung, they just confirmed not to slow down their older phones!
Both, Samsung and LG confirmed that neither of them does such bulls*** to their customers. HTC and Motorola also weight in and confirmed similar yesterday.
Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, [when they] have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.
Last year, we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting during these conditions.
We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2 and plan to add support for other products in the future.
Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers.
Chris Green from tech consultancy firm Bright Bee said:
They should be more transparent about it. You’re taking away performance somebody has paid for.
If you’re going to slow down the phone over time, you should explain why it’s happening, so people understand it’s ultimately for their benefit.
But I do see where they’re coming from. By slowing the phone, it does help mitigate the problem of the diminishing battery.
According to the Harvard University, Google searches for ‘iPhone slow’ spike big time right before and after the release of a new iPhone.
These greedy bastards. We all knew it.