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Old 15th November 2016, 12:22 PM
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Default Apple - Planned Obsolescence

Hi Folks, Is anyone familiar with the idea of apple Planned Obsolescence?
I've been hearing a lot about it recently. Apparently by pushing software upgrades on their devices they can render them sun optimal, and slow them down over time leading the user to want a new phone.
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Do you think the same is true for the likes of Samsung and android devices?
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The new iOS is more demanding in terms of processing power, memory and storage and will slow older phones down. It happens with all OSes
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As mobile CPU's get more powerful this is (and will) become less and less of a problem. Look at the iPhone 5S for example, running of Apple's first 64 bit processor. It runs fine today on iOS10, and that's after 3 years.

The new A10 Fusion chip in iPhone 7's have the same performance as a Macbook Air, so I doubt they'll be struggling to run iOS for years to come.
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