Not long ago, a study was published suggesting that Apple deliberately sabotages its old products. The study was performed by student
Laura Trucco at Harvard University. By reviewing worldwide searches for “iPhone slow,” she found that this phrase was searched more, by a significant amount, whenever a new iPhone was about to be launched. Trucco then compared her results to the findings of other searchers for Apple’s competitors’ phones, such as “Samsung Galaxy slow,” and found that the phrase was not searched for more around the time that a new Samsung phone model was released. The number of Google searches for “iPhone slow” spiked every time a new phone model was launched and made available to the public. This isn’t uncommon, as most likely you’ve heard people complain about how their iPhones or Mac laptops continue to get slower over time. The point is, it’s fishy how it always coincides with the launch of Apple’s new products. Over the past few years, this type of sentiment has been common across social media.