Thanks Apple for your firmware updates
I was skeptical about updating my iMac (2014-Retina, the first iMac to have a retina display) to High Sierra from Sierra. As my Macbook Air, iPad 2 and iPad Air (1st gen) have already slowed down by Apple’s so called firmware updates. But I upgraded after more than 9 months of its launch and look, My iMac is stuttering. Even while writing this post, It’s jittering. Whenever I right click on the desktop, it hangs for a full 3 seconds or so.
Yes, I have searched about this problem on the internet and found the solution too. They say I should clear NVRAM and PRAM and SMC control. It solves the issue, but temporarily. I resetted NVRAM and PRAM and restarted it and it’s still stuttering.
Over the years, I have known Why do Apple release firmware updates for their devices.
iMac – After 2-3 software updates your iMac will start to slow down. You’ll feel the urge that your computer needs and upgrade. Whereas if you go back or downgrade to an older firmware, everything goes back to normal.
iPhones – The world knows this. They slowed down older iPhones and didn’t release any public statement until users started to complain on the internet. They shamelessly called it a battery-issue. Whereas it might be true in some cases but all batteries don’t wear out in just one year. Also, let your service centers do the magic of changing batteries whenever they age to point that they can’t keep the phone with its day-1 speed.
iPad: I have two iPads, iPad 2 and iPad Air. Both are unusably slow now. iPad 2 is slow to the point that it feels like a raspberry pi device. If I downgrade it to iOS 5, it’ll be a lot speedier.
And, Macbook Air..
Apple does slow down our devices with firmware upgrades. So it’s not healthy for our devices to install further updates.
This is Apple’s big plan of minting money by selling new devices year after year. If your 2 years old iPhone is working perfectly fine, then why would you upgrade?
Edit: blind fans will call me a troll after reading this and catch every word written in this post. Few years down the line when a popular publication reveals the truth will open their eyes.