“Never have, never will!” –HTC
So I’m sure that most of you would have heard by now about the ongoing Apple issues where the company admitted to deliberately slowing down older iPhones, for those of you who haven’t just click here to read about it.
Following this admission, other smartphone companies such as HTC and Motorola have reached out to The Verge stating that they do not follow this practice. A Motorola spokesperson said, “We do not throttle CPU performance based on older batteries”. These aren’t the only brands, even Apple’s major competitor Samsung stated that they “do not reduce CPU performance through software updates over the life cycles of the phone” and LG explicitly said that they “Never have, never will!”
Things don’t look good with Apple since it appears that this practice is followed only by them which is quite strange since the phones that claim they do not decrease their phones speed with the age of the battery use rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries too and those phones do not slow down after an year like iPhones so why not just switch to the other brands especially since Apple stated that they do not plan on removing the feature and have instilled it onto iPhone 7 and 7 plus too. It looks shaky and Apple has to come up with a good enough explanation or a permanent solution and not just a temporary sale in replacing batteries.