Reply to post: So how should Apple have played this?

Finally, someone takes a stand against Apple, Samsung for slowing people's phones. Just a few million dollars, tho

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So how should Apple have played this?

Honest question: not trolling.

Batteries lose their ability to hold a charge - that's chemistry. So what should happen when the battery is no longer performant under load? Should this known behaviour be covered by a warranty? Would the average punter be happy for a thicker phone with a replaceable battery? You might be, but you're not the average punter; I suspect many wouldn't.

I personally think Apple were daft for not letting people know this was happening, and for not giving them some sort of setting to manage this from the get-go, but it's very difficult to word this in a way that won't panic the average consumer ('Hi, do you want your phone slow or crashy?')

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