"Apple tried to enforce obscelesance in their products when they forced the slowdown of older phones (no matter how they spin it)."
The slowdown only applied when the battery could no longer supply enough current to keep the CPU powered at full speed, usually when the battery charge dropped below 40%. So from 100% to 40% the CPU was running at full clock speed and from 39% to 0% it was running at reduced peak clockspeed.
Before the update the device would run at full clockspeed from 100% to 40% and then power off at 39% charge.
I'm not sure how anyone thinking logically can say that the device's behavior before the update was preferable. How is the device not working at all better then the device working but slightly slower?