Apple throttled your iPhone by cutting its speed almost in HALF!

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Apple throttled your iPhone by cutting its speed almost in HALF!
"After replacing the battery, Geekbench showed that the scores had nearly doubled."
<http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/12/is-apple-slowing-down-iphones-with-aging-batteries.html
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On Wed, 27 Dec 2017 15:28:50 +0000 (UTC), harry newton

Sure, but if Apple did NOT reduce consumption somewhere as the battery aged, you would complain that the iPhone battery didn't survive the warranty period or operate the advertised number of hours.
What I find disgusting is that Apple did not make the feature optional and controlled in the settings.
When we're done complaining about the evil Apple, we can then switch our focus to the evil Google, which extends runtime and battery life by disabling display intensive features and reducing OLED display brightness if it detects a weak battery. <https://www.google.com/patents/US8407502 See the "Summary" section. The phone still works, but all the fancy features are disabled and you can't see what you're doing (only red LED's are active). This might be a serious problem for someone on Viagra, who's vision is shifted towards blue, and doesn't see any red.
Cutting features to enhance battery life is nothing new. Palm has a patent for saving battery power by switching from battery guzzling color, to a more economical monochrome: "Method and Apparatus for Selectable Display Mode for Intelligently Enhancing Battery Life"
Meanwhile, Intel offers CPU's that self-throttle if they draw too much power, get too hot, or are in danger of turning off before the end of the movie or big game. Most of the technology was inherited from Transmeta: "Adaptive power control" <https://www.google.com/patents/US7100061 <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transmeta>
I'm sure if I dig some more, I'll find other patents for ways to generate longer battery life numbers at the expense of other features.
Hmmm... my battery is low and old. Maybe that's why I'm losing at Solitaire?
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On 12/27/2017 11:48 AM, Jeff Liebermann wrote:

Wait, what?
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On Thu, 28 Dec 2017 22:36:07 -0500, bitrex

Cyanopsia or blue tinted vision <https://io9.gizmodo.com/why-viagra-tints-your-vision-blue-1685176169 <https://www.zmescience.com/science/biology/why-viagra-makes-you-see-blue-0423432/
Executive summary: Viagra makes your world blue because an enzyme that regulates activity in your crotch happens to be very similar to an enzyme that regulates activity in your eyes.
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He who is Jeff Liebermann said on Thu, 28 Dec 2017 20:34:09 -0800:

So the plumbing in the crotch opens up the world to your eyes?
Anyway, Jeff - did you read the fantastically *cleverly worded* apology from Apple yesterday?
December 28, 2017 A Message to Our Customers about iPhone Batteries and Performance <https://www.apple.com/iphone-battery-and-performance/
What you have to admire is how utterly *cleverly* worded the "apology" is.
Just like a smart kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar, they are clever in what they admit and what they don't admit even though everyone knows they did it, not for the planned obsolescence (that was just a bonus), but because they put the wrong battery in the wrong phone and didn't want to honor the warranty.
Like all Apple Apologists, they can't come clean.
So they essentially apologized for the "misunderstanding". Heh heh.
They apologize for the "mis communication", heh heh...
And then they try to say all kids have their hands caught in the cookie jar, with their idiotic white paper on batteries - which completely skirts the issue that no other manufacturer on the planet was caught secretly, *permanently*, and *drastically* cutting the CPU speeds (in half!).
The fact you can replace a defective battery for $38 after January still doesn't solve the problem that they're the wrong batteries for the phones.
I *love* their clever apology - which literally screams they didn't do it for planned obsolescence (they didn't - that was just a bonus) - and yet - completely skirts the real reason they did it - which was they didn't want to honor their battery warranty.
Since it's *still* the wrong battery for the phone, it's still a crime (literally) that they force you to pay even $38 for a new battery.
Not only should the defective batteries be replaced for free, but, one year after you put the new defective battery in the phone, you're fucked again.
I only speak fact.
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On Friday, December 29, 2017 at 9:52:29 AM UTC-5, harry newton wrote:

What is the battery warranty on these phones? I assume it must be longer than the typical one year warranty on Androids?

Uh oh. Sounds like the warranty might be only a year? How fast are these batteries really failing? If they are indeed failing in less than a year, I'd think that in itself would have been a big story by now?
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