Most of us have heard that with the launch of the latest iPhone (And iOS too which launches along with it), the older iPhone variants become slower. But earlier, there was nothing in particular to support this school of thought. However, that is no longer the case. Recently, an image has appeared on the internet which shows how the frequency of the phrase – iPhone slow, searches rises dramatically after the launch of a new iPhone.
One look at the chart and you will be forced to think why are there so many people searching iPhone slow immediately after the launch of any new iPhone? The answer lies in the OS which is launcheed alongside the iPhone.
It is said that apart from adding new features in the latest iOS, Apple also tweaks it in such a way which makes the older devices (iPods too) feel not upto the mark. This forces the users to upgrade to the latest devices.
For instance, let us take the case of the latest iPhone 7. It was launched along with iOS 10. When the existing users updates their iPhones to iOS 10, they felt like the device is not as smooth as the iPhone 7.
They think that because the iPhone 7 has improved hardware, it is better suited for the job. The iPhone 7, which Apple claimed to be the most powerful iPhone ever (which technically every new iPhone is at the time of its launch), was backed by iOS 10. The new OS made the older devices feel laggy and this resulted in a switch.
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But is it really the case? Are ‘iPhone slow’ searches really the proof of an evil trick that Apple has been using all this long?
One look at the chart will make you think that it is. The chart shows drastic upsurges from 2009 with the launch of Apple iPhone 3G to the latest one, iPhone slow.
In case of 7, the chart doesn’t show such a drastic rise but it has not even been two months since its launch. Maybe, as time passes by, these numbers will rise. However, it is still difficult to say that it Apple is really doing. It will be wrong to judge Apple just because of this.
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