Old iPhones slow down with iOS updates, study finds
Sensational headline to get clicks. No doubt with the statement. But the question is how much? 1% slower? 2%? 3%?
I have original iPad from 2010 and still use it today. I have iPhone 4S from 2011 that I still use as mp3 player. Both are definitely slower compared to latest devices, but the delay is not extreme. Both are still very usable, and are pleasure to use (compared to newer Samsung phones and Amazon Fire tablet that I have).
I had Samsung S5 that was <1 year after it’s release, and it was POS that I hated using it daily. Apps took 15-30 seconds to open. And Android devices are basically stand-alone units. There are no backup, no integration, no syncing. Apple has an ecosystem or integrated system. Photos, notes, contacts, backup syncs seemlessly among all device.
That is why I hate companies like Apple, always trying to force things down your throat.
I think Apple is way better than others. When I bought Dell or HP PC, I got tons (at least 10-20) of bloatware or promotional software; Mac is 0. On iOS, I find only couple apps that I feel is is unnecessary and cannot be deleted (like Newsstand on older iOS). On Samsung, I get crap from Samsung, carrier, Google, and 3rd party that cannot be deleted (examples are AT&T browser, Flipboard, NFL Mobile, Amazon, Google Hangouts, and list goes on).