If you’ve ever had an older version of the iPhone and started wondering why it seemed like it was getting drastically worse throughout the years, you aren’t going crazy. In fact, it’s not even your fault — it turns out that, yes, Apple may actually play a hand in how obsolete your device becomes over time.
That’s right: the company admitted to deliberately slowing down your phone via iOS updates. But they swear it’s for a good reason!!!
After some consumers on Reddit noticed that their iPhones began running much faster after they replaced their batteries, Apple came clean and stated that yes, updates do tinker with older iPhones — but it’s only so models with older batteries run smoother and avoid shutting down constantly.