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The 'Apple' scam (Iphone etc)

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posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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Hey guys

I have had it with Apple.

A strange coincidence that I have noticed over the past few years. Every single time they release a new handset, suddenly my older one starts to malfunction in strange ways and the battery life becomes nonexistent.

This has happened with every model I have had (been an iPhone user since the iPhone 3G)

Now the iPhone 8 is out and the impending Iphone X is on its way, suddenly my phone here is freezing all the time, apps are acting funny and so on!

I was also told by a friend who knew somebody that worked at Apple that apparently all iPhones are preset to only charge 300 times deliberately before you need to replace the battery, another money spinner ... Obviously I am only repeating what I was told so have no proof.

I can't be the only person this has been happening too. Oh well, Android (or another) here I come
edit on 28/9/2017 by fusiondoe because: (no reason given)




posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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Samsung does it too. They probably all do. I've found I get about 3 years per phone, having to plug it in more and more.
I'm in a rural area,and for some reason Samsung doesn't give me the service strength I need.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

When my phone go to poop I go to consumers wireless and plop down $125 for a new MOTO.

All the phone envy is silly, stop playing into it.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

I am going on 4 years with mine. Still works great. *knocks on wood*



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 01:52 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: fusiondoe

When my phone go to poop I go to consumers wireless and plop down $125 for a new MOTO.

All the phone envy is silly, stop playing into it.
I'm not being envious when I find convenience in using the Internet on my phone.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 01:53 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

We call it Sod's Law in the UK. Things go wrong at exactly the right time.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: apydomis

Ignore if it does not apply.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe



Allow Me to introduce You to "Planned Obsolescence" Know there is already an appleIX..

en.wikipedia.org...

Since 'They' also have outsourced "production oversight" for larger profits, You end up taking it in the balloon knot.

Stay Hydrated...



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: fusiondoe
I was also told by a friend who knew somebody that worked at Apple that apparently all iPhones are preset to only charge 300 times deliberately before you need to replace the battery, another money spinner ... Obviously I am only repeating what I was told so have no proof.


Ridiculous. I've charged my phone more than a thousand times and never had to replace the battery.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:10 PM
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The new iPhone x is going to cost a grand.
That's the biggest scam imaginable.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:16 PM
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Here's the thing: Every time they do a major ios upgrade, they set bluetooth to "on" for default for some reason.

Bluetooth is notorious for using battery. Go back and check that it's not turned on.

They just did this again with ios 11 - which stinks by the way but that's a different topic.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

It's called "Planned Obsolescence", all phone companies do it, and everyone falls for it constantly because they always want the latest and greatest(even if it's only barely better than what they had). They also make the OS not work as well with older models, slowing down your phone in hopes you'll want to buy a new "faster" one.

As long as people continue to be sheep, companies will continue to shear them.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

I'm still on the 5s and had it the year they were released (2013). Still charges (on charge almost every night due to usage as a self employed taxi driver), apps still work fine and never had an issue with it.

If I go by your reckoning, my phone should have died in 2014 as 300 charges would have lasted me less than a year.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:23 PM
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Here is an article about a Harvard study which suggests searching for phone slowness (iPhone) peaks when a new iPhone is released.


www.neon-nettle.com...



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:23 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

Well if Tesla can extend and diminish battery life in their car through a patch or command it makes perfect sense that this could apply to a lot of other electronics...



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:31 PM
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No bootloader access ... everyone quietly let them take away our access and now we get this

I remember the phone modding community up in arms over them locking bootloaders

www.wired.com...

Enjoy them legally telling you what can be done to something you "own"



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

Excellent topic
Had the same with the Iphone 4S. Battery suddenly wouldn't keep charge, even had the battery replaced and it still wouldn't charge? Looks like they built this in as loads of folk on the net report the same thing. Gone back to Nokia again, they always were a reliable manufacturer saying that they are part of Microsoft now so what's round that corner?



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe

I think I've had mine for 2 years now. 6S.

Hey it's like any computer. After a few years it's time for a new one.



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:49 PM
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My WIFE bought me an IG 10(I think).
I told her thanks for the walkie talkie, and threw it on the table.
I'm too busty to mess with it, daydreaming important things...



posted on Sep, 28 2017 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: fusiondoe


I just picked up the Galaxy 8, after having the 4 and 5, both were great phones. The 5 I have still works, I just wanted to upgrade, it had been 3 years. I am keeping the 5 for a back up.

My 5 still holds its charge very well. My 8 the battery lasts all day, with its HDR display. It has quick charging and wireless quick charge. So my phone charges 0 to 100% in about an 1 1/2 hours. Great phone, great camera too.






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