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Could iPhone OS updates slow down your phone over time?

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Iv put a lot of thought into this.
Let me start by saying that, today things are not built to last. All things that are built and designed these days (cars, phones, home appliances etc) have something that is called Planned-Obsolescence, which is done so you will have no choice but to buy something new every-time something is old, breaks or slows down... (because of consumerism). Because if the big companies do not do this, the they will not make any money, because they cannot keep selling their products.

My point is: I am always about 2/2.5 years late when i upgrade my iPhone to a newer model. Over time, i have noticed that my iPhone always gets slower and slower. When i had my old 3g when the iPhone 4 came out, it was practically unusable because it was so damn slow...
Even after i fully restore my old iPhones... they are still incredibly slow...

Now for my question: Could newer updates to older models of the iPhones (3g, 3gs and 4g) make them slower? When you think deeply about it... apple could purposely make your older model iPhone(s) slower by making the new OS updates have to use more CPU and RAM usage so it makes it slow... and when it gets slow... it makes you want to upgrade to the newer model iPhone.

Could this be another one of Apples plans to sell more products due to Planned-Obsolescence? Purposely making your iPhone slow, just to make it obsolete?

Does anybody think this could be a possibility? Its not like cpu's slow down and degrade over time now is it...

I would really like to hear other peoples opinion on this.
Edited by 1010001011001 - 7/13/13 at 11:40pm
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It isn't necessary that they on purpose want to make it slow just that's as they try and cram more and more functionality in to it and slowly they go over the performance budget (and they aren't interested in spending extra money to optimize for older hardware).

I guess this just goes to show that Apple device don't either always "just work".
    
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