Someone's suing Apple for allegedly slowing down older iPhones

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Anyone who has a phone that's more than a few years old has probably had that feeling of dread when they receive a notification saying there's an update available. Is it best to install it or might it kill your ageing phone completely? 

Providing updates for older models is a fine balance. On the one hand, we're unimpressed when tech giants stop offering updates for older models, effectively forcing you to upgrade if you want the new features. On the other, new features can often tax already tired batteries and slow down phones with outdated processors and lower storage capacity. In the worst of cases, an update can render your phone barely usable.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.