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      12-23-2019, 10:42 PM   #115
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Originally Posted by Cortexiphan View Post
Youíre proving my point about Apple haters being uninformed. Itís very frustrating that people who know nothing about a subject have so strong opinions...

Itís never late to learn:
Apple didnít program their batteries to fail intentionally. If your battery has lost its capacity to hold power, it canít supply the voltage when the CPU load peaks. So, if you have a degraded battery, whenever the CPU asks for peak power, the phone will shut down. Itís a problem for Apple because iPhones are being used for 5+ years unlike any Android phone Apple came up with a resolution. (This is not a problem for Android, because Android phones lose support in 2 years at most (if youíre lucky) and they will also fall apart because of poor material and build quality in most cases. Thatís why you see a bunch of iPhone 6 phones around from 5 years ago, but all galaxy s5s are Iím landfills)

As a solution, Apple underclocks the CPU so that the phone keeps working when the battery capacity falls below a certain level. Thatís it. And you can go to an Apple store and replace the battery for $29, and the performance would restore to its original state. The same thing happens with all the Android phones, but who the hell uses and Android for that long? And is there any Android phone that receives software updates that long? Answers: No one, and no. Do you understand or should I explain in a lower level?

This is the situation for most Apple haters. Theyíre just reading headlines, thus severely uninformed, and they donít know what makes a device good.(Hint: not the number of features.)
I like a lot of what Apple does, like their strong stance on privacy, but they are a company like all companies and they maximize profits above all else.

I have read their statements on why they need to do battery management on the iPhone and what happened with the iPhone 6s, but I'm not buying it. All Lithium Ion batteries have problems in this area and Apple can, and should, design around this.

For starters, you have peak load issues due to the unique way smartphone CPUs are setup. You'll usually have multiple CPUs with various core counts on them to allow the phone to offer good battery life in tasks that aren't very taxing, like maybe polling your email server for updates, by using the "low performance cores" and firing up the "high performance" cores when demanding tasks are executed. Activating these cores has a high initial performance hit since they were previously shutoff.

Apple's power management subsystem should be designed to handle this short peak power request by either querying the battery before activation of CPU cores or by querying the battery when plugged in. Basically, they should be ensuring their power system is learning from the battery and adapting to its age over time.

Similar to how BMW wants you to re-program your new battery to your car so it can erase the leaning it has completed over the old battery lifetime. Apple designed a flawed power management subsystem and resorted to software fixes to save money from a full recall.

Originally Posted by thebmw View Post
Thank you for completely verifying my point about elitism. BTW, your "facts" are actually not supported by data. Virtually all the actual innovations in camera, glass, edge, swipe, etc technology was on Android based platforms. Funny you speak of batteries, because it is pretty well covered how Apple purposefully programed their batteries to FAIL. Nice company you are loyal to! They screw you and you still worship them! Objectivity and humbleness are important virtues in life. Apple Zombies seem to lack these essential traits.
How is Apple "Nazi" technology?