Apple conspiracy

Amazon randomalph
Jan 2 25 Comments

Before reading put your tinfoil hat on...
Yesterday evening my iphone 6s (aka the last good iphone) stopped working out of the blue. I had left it on the table and it was working perfectly fine and when I pick it up it doesn’t turn on. I never had any issues with it and never installed apps other than usual apps everyone uses.

Is this an attempt by Apple to force users to upgrade? Did they purposefully kill my phone?Given the last iphone sales debacle it makes sense as a desperate move. Apple also has a history of shitty moves that forces users to upgrade (see battery fuckup). Did anyone else experience this?

@apple which one of you fuckers did this. Please do the needful and kindly revert back

Tc 🌲 fiddy

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  • Amazon / Eng
    onMyWay

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    onMyWaymore
    The battery thing was legitimate. All batteries become less efficient overtime, so it makes sense to slow devices to maintain a decent battery.
    Obviously to simpleton consumers, they see a company slowing their phone and act on it out of context.

    Please do the needful and revert tinfoil hat
    Jan 2 2
    • Google / Eng come2daddy
      Good to see sane voices!! In this age of keyboard warriors on social media, everything becomes bad even when done with best intentions.
      Jan 3
    • Microsoft / Eng
      MP3

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      MP3more
      The problem here is less about slowing down the phone, but doing it stealthily and having no simple way to check the health of the battery.
      Jan 3
  • Apple vErx86
    My god are you still on that planned obsolescence battery gate train?

    Technology gets old. Shit happens. You don’t see this level of complaints about high end androids, you know why? People expect them to break and become obsolete in a year and a half.

    You like anecdotes as evidence? Plenty of people I know are still rocking 5s’s with no problem.
    Jan 2 10
    • Apple vErx86
      Here, I did all the hard work for you, using your product. http://bfy.tw/LcVc
      Jan 3
    • Facebook cMMt64
      Everyone knows the batteries degrade. It is not a question of if they degrade, more about not slowing down the device and replacing the battery.
      Jan 3
    • Facebook cMMt64
      About people expecting the phones to break and become obsolete in a year and a half, that may be a part of the business plan, but not everyone has the money to replace them. My android's have typically lasted 3-4 years each. Only the latest one was shorter because the manufacturers does not replace the battery. They did not get progressively slower, forcing me to switch.
      Jan 3
    • Google sunnyvale8
      You dumbo no one is questioning why batteries degrade, the real question is why want Apple transparent and forthright on letting users know that they were slowing down the phone because of batteries
      Jan 4
    • Apple / Ops no_carrier
      That was a definite miss on Apple’s part, and they remedied it. The battery replacement program has subsequently been extremely popular.
      Jan 4
  • Compass / Eng
    FUPayMe

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    FUPayMemore
    Wow the hiring bar at amazon must be low
    Jan 2 0
  • Google / Eng come2daddy
    All the android devices become pretty unusable after a year. My iphones goes to wife, her’s to her SIL and her SIL’s to her mom. This means we happily use 4 generations of iphone . Tell me one Android phone which would work flawlessly for 4 years.

    Thanks Apple for such great quality phones and taking care of throttling battery to keep the phone well.
    Jan 3 1
    • Google sunnyvale8
      Fake news, my pixel is doing fine after 2 years
      Jan 3
  • Apple / Eng Eckel
    My amazon order disappeared from my porch - is amazon paying usps to steal my packages so I order more? Stop that shit!
    Jan 3 0
  • Apple / Ops no_carrier
    Apple doesn’t brick their devices. That’s definitely a tinfoil hat-level conspiracy theory.
    Jan 2 4
    • Facebook public2
      I'm pretty sure they do, macbooks also self expire like clockwork
      Jan 2
    • Apple / Ops no_carrier
      Pretty sure that’s anecdotal evidence. Come back when you’ve got data.
      Jan 3
    • Apple / Eng Eckel
      Nope, still gave MacBooks circa 2011
      Jan 3
    • Facebook public2
      You have the data, if it weren't true cook would have posted it to kill the fragility meme
      Jan 3
  • Oracle
    boobz

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    I had my iPhone 6s completely brick itself for no apparent reason. It was out of warranty by then. Took it to Apple store expecting anal rape. They replaced mb, screen and battery and charged exactly $0. If this is a conspiracy, it's a weird one.
    Jan 3 0
  • Microsoft zDce41
    Couple of months back my iPhone 6s had similar issue. 1 month before that i had got a new battery for my phone. After few days the phone started bloating and ultimately the screen popped out. Apple did replace the phone eventually. They gave a refurbished 6s. Apparently that’s more common that anyone would imagine.
    Jan 3 0