It seems that in the light of Apple’s performance throttling issues, Android OEMs are getting in on the press. When it came to light that Apple was indeed slowing older phones down, people questioned whether or not Android manufacturers did the same. So far, the big four — Samsung, LG, HTC, and Motorola — have all expressed that they don’t slow their older phones down.
Android OEMs are using Apple’s negative press to push the fact that they are not throttling their phones. Spokespeople for HTC, Motorola, LG, and Samsung have all come out and expressed that their companies don’t throttle their devices as they age.
Apple has been adamant about its implementation of the performance features. The Cupertino Company apparently added the features for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and SE in iOS 10.2.1. Apple also added these performance tweaks in iOS 11.2 for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in iOS 11.2. Apple stated that it added the features to increase the longevity of its older iPhones.
This move has put Apple in some tech hot water as iOS fans have cried fowl. Lawsuits have popped up claiming that Apple is doing this in apparent attempt to get users to buy newer iPhones. It’s also a move that Apple continues to make. In a message on its web site, Apple expressed that it would be more transparent about the throttling.
Whether or not the current lawsuits will stick is anyone’s guess. One thing is clear though. Android OEMs do not waste time in efforts to bring Apple down a peg or two. However, Apple has stated that it takes its users’ trust to heart and will work on fostering that fact in the future.Source: The Verge – 1 Source: The Verge – 2
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