Why Your iPhone Is Getting Slower
iPhone Is Getting Slower: A lot of people think that Apple deliberately and maliciously makes devices run slow. The idea is that buried deep in every iPhone or iPad is some code that’s waiting for the day to come when something flips a switch which sends a signal to your smartphone to activate the “slow motion” mode. Thus people get frustrated with their old phone are forced to go out and buy a new one.
Curiously enough, a part of this is true. Indeed iPhones and iPads are getting slower over time, and there’s a sound and logical reason for it. Actually, Apple iPhones and iPads are designed to finely balance battery power, usability, performance and price. They must be powerful enough to run apps well and yet deliver good battery lifespan. They must not end up costing the fortune. But that’s really tricky, because since Apple controls what operating system will be released, it can craft a situation where that device has a lifespan of around three years or so before becoming obsolete.
This option is not a new thing and it is known as planned obsolescence. It can be related to any device, software, cars, even shoes and much more. iOS updates bring new features to existing devices. The new features come with a performance overhead that the old operating system didn’t place of the hardware. The apps that the hardware runs are coded to do more. All of them have an impact of factors such as performance and battery life. Also, apps are subject to bugs that can have an adverse effect performance.
Besides, every time you recharge the battery in your iPhone or iPad, you wear it out a little. The iPhone battery is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles and the iPad battery is designed to retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 1000 complete charge cycles (a complete charge cycle is taking the battery from flat to full). Thus, if you go through a recharge cycle daily, then in a little over a year the iPhone will only be capable of holding 80 percent of its power it could. After two years it will be down to under 60 percent capacity. The owner might be thinking then about an upgrade. In fact a worn out battery doesn’t make the device slower, but it affects how long you can use your device before having to find the power cord.
In a few words, you smartphone is getting slower because you’re using it. New iOS updates and new apps allow you to squeeze the last drops of performance juice out of your old hardware.
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