Apple stifling Verizon iPhone 7 to keep it on par with AT&T iPhone 7?

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  1. Rafagon

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    Why not give all iPhone 7 units the same hardware? Is it ethical to intentionally cripple one iPhone models’s performance to keep it on par with another? I would say at the very least it’s a dirty deed done dirt cheap. Your opinion may differ.

    Note that this is only regarding LTE transfer speeds. Processor speed and other aspects are believed at this time to be equal.

    MacRumors summarizes the article over at Bloomberg.
     
  2. RoofMonkey

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    "Cripple"???
     
  3. Rafagon

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    Just a figure of speech. :)

    They are intentionally slowing down the LTE transfer speeds of the Verizon version of the iPhone 7, hence “crippling” it. Preventing it from reaching its full potential. So that customers won’t notice the difference and complain.

    Perhaps I used too strong of a word.
     
  4. Rafagon

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    Yes, indeed, “cripple” is too strong of a word. Thanks for spotting that!

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  5. Kadelic

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    Dude, take a day off every once in a while and give us a break. ;)
     
  6. BarbaraTurner

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    I give full marks
     
  7. Sebastian01

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    Bad news from Apple and about Apple products just continues.
     
  8. Ledsteplin

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    My understanding is some have made too much of an issue of this. It's doesn't matter. You wouldn't notice any difference. It's like the silly chip argument. SMH
     

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