Intentional or unintentional, the effect is the same. Apple slowed down my iPhone – Six Plus. It costs me money every day! It’s not just about the inconvenience, it affects my income. Why?
I drive as a 1099 for Uber. At any given time, I have at least 3 critical apps running on my iPhone: 1. The Uber Driver App 2. Google Maps for Navigation 3. Stride – real time mileage tracker for tax reasons. I usually have 1 or 2 more apps running 1. Uber Rider app – so I can see where the other Uber drivers are, and sometimes 2. Pandora – music for my passengers.
So how does this slowdown cost me money? Uber allows drivers about 20 seconds to accept a rideshare offer. My iPhone alerts and then I have whatever time is left to switch to the Driver app and accept the rideshare offer. The problem is that with the slowdown, I end up having 3 to 5 seconds – instead of 20 – to switch to the app and accept the rideshare offer. This is almost impossible with the current slowdown. I miss rideshares and Uber holds it against ME! They timeout before I have a chance to accept. Uber tracks acceptance rates. If you go too low they drop you.
So now you know why I am so pissed. Help me out here Apple. If I buy a new battery for my 6 Plus will you speed up my phone and keep me from getting kicked out of Uber?
Apple said that it has algorithms in place to help keep an older iPhone running at optimal performance.
I wasn’t having battery issues. My iPhone wasn’t restarting unless I restarted it. So why does Apple use the excuse that the slowdown is something I needed. They never checked to see if my iPhone was one of the iPhones that were actually having battery issues. If your iPhone was having battery issues, you could have taken it to the Apple Store and let the Geeks deal with it.
The reality here and actual reason that Apple has slowed down your iPhone is so that you will once again go back to Apple and purchase a new one. The latest and greatest iPhone is both the latest and the greatest in fact. I am happy with my iPhone 6 – which used to be the latest and greatest? It still was to me until they slowed it down without my consent. I’m not sure how difficult it would be to return to the previous version of iOS that does not contain the slowdown. That would probably steal more of my time and cause a series of other problems that I do not want.
So I just take it on the chin. I paid top dollar and have always been an Apple fan. In fact, I am working from my MacBook Air right now! All that I want is for Apple to make the new iPhone so compelling that I want to move up and buy one. You never make yourself look better by making yourself look worse. Shame on you Apple.