a reply to: RickyD
So... They tweak the update for older battery models, so the phone battery doesn't decrease significantly.
They're getting sued over the performance throttle...
Honestly, Apple had to make a choice, and they made the right one.
The consumer is choosing the wrong choice here, but what do I know? meh.
If I have to pick between optimal phone performance or extra battery life, I pick extra battery life.
As Apple should have, and did.
They take a class action here, that's better than if someone not having their phone, lead to a death or serious injury during a crisis or emergency
Lawsuits for the latter are worse.
Apple made the correct decision. I don't get the whining over this dispute.
If the inverse was revealed, Apple would be getting grilled FAR worse.
Phone batteries going out, due to a manufacturer update causing problems where someone needed to dial 911, but their phone was dead because of a
software update is some serious business. This is the situation that would have resulted otherwise.
The third option is Apple not push software update for the older phones. Again, consumers would complain about not getting the latest software.
Cost of doing business trade off.
They are not a bad company, for making the correct call.
Like I said before, customers are their most valuable asset. Apple protects the customer.
The customer doesn't always understand every detail.
Here's an example. Apple iPhone batteries had a period, (many years ago) where the battery would expand, and the device would break.
Customers complained, as though this was an issue. They thought there was some manufacturing error causing the problem.
Apple was protecting customers. They were actually designed to do this. "Gee willickers! Why would they design the battery to expand and break the
Because, the alternative is the battery exploding or catching fire. -ahem-
They designed their batteries to expand, when releasing that type of energy. Rather than explosive combustion, as some Apple competitors explored,
Apple is always watching out for the customer, even when the customer doesn't realize it.
edit on 14-9-2019 by Archivalist because: