Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.
How Shitty Is Apple To Its Customers?
Apple slows down its phones by issuing an ‘upgrade’ shortly before it launches a new model, alleges a study by Harvard University PhD student Laura Trucco.
Trucco looked for Google searches about iPhones slowing up and found that searches on the subject spiked a few months before each new iPhone model was put on the market.
I experienced the slowing effect on my iPhone3G when I stupidly upgraded it to a new OS.
Desperate to reverse the upgrade I rang Apple who told me it was impossible. However the very nice Apple-ite I spoke to very kindly pointed me to a web-site which could help.
To my great relief it did, though it was a fairly complicated series of steps to do it.
Since then I have resisted all of the many attempts by Apple to get me to ‘upgrade’ the OS on my iPad2.
And it still works fine.