This is interesting, but I don’t think Apple made the wrong call on their decision.
Maybe it should have been explained to the public, which is a PR problem...but the decision Apple made was the correct one based on a User Experience/Product Management perspective in my opinion.
The issue is, Lithium batteries are not great...but it’s the best one on the market today. Batteries die. Apple chooses to prolong the life of your battery, but reducing the performance. It makes sense.
So the worse your battery gets, the slower your phone gets.
Why have a phone that is speedy, but needs to live on a charger? Is it not better to have a phone that is functional, but is slower when transitioning between apps?
I personally believe it is more important to have a phone that lasts longer throughout the day than it is for it to be speedy and responsive.
But now that you know...battery health effects the performance of your device, you understand that if you are experiencing intolerable performance, it might be time to take it to a shop to replace your battery.
This more than likely this happens around that 2-3 year mark when you are eligible for an upgrade. Which is normal, it even happens to laptops. I used to work at Best Buy and some people would come in after 6 months to a year to replace their battery. Lithium batteries make them last longer, but they still wear out in a couple years...maybe a little longer depending on the work that you do.
So you do the math....
1) you can replace your own battery, there are plenty of tutorials on how to do it on YouTube.
If you don’t feel comfortable changing your own battery:
2) Pay to replace the battery which can cost about $100+/- at Apple or another store....
3) or get into another contract for 24-30 months which will cost you $800+/-.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with their decision? Should they have been more transparent? Do you think other companies also do this?
As soon as your phone charges over 80%, it gets disabled... & if your bluetooth has been off for > 1 day, they automatically turn it back on.