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Ex-Apple employee shares why some users shouldn’t get new iOS update

Ex-Apple employee shares why some users shouldn’t get new iOS update

He claims the upgrade might not be a good idea for everyone

A man who claims to be a former Apple employee has revealed why some iPhone users shouldn’t update their device.

Last month the iPhone 15 was launched with the usual amount of Apple fanfare and media interest - not least because for the first time ever the iPhone is switching up its charging system to USB-C.

Alongside the new models, Apple also launched its iOS 17, with clever new features including standby mode, customisable contact cards and live transcriptions on voicemails.

Sharing the update, Apple said: “iOS 17 brings new features to enhance the things you do every day. Express yourself like never before when you call or message someone. Share content in convenient new ways. And do even more with new experiences for your iPhone.

However, Tyler Morgan - who claims to have worked as an Apple sales specialist in Los Angeles - has said that those with older models shouldn’t update their phones.

Responding to a comment from a follower who asked: “Will it really slow down the phone?”

iOS 17 allows iPhone users to see live transcriptions of voicemails.

Morgan explained to his 627,600 TikTok followers that people who have iPhone 13 or older handsets might be best avoiding the upgrade all together.

“If you did not know iOS 17 or any new iOS really will slow down older phones,” he said.

“iOS17 is designed specifically for the iPhone 15 so obviously it's most compatible with the 15.”

He went on to say that it will work ‘fine’ with iPhone 14 model but if you own anything older then you won’t get all the benefits.

“You're just not gonna get the full experience that they're advertising,” he said.

“You're going to get a very laggy problematic version of that.”

He also claimed that the update could drain the battery of older models faster than the older versions of iOS.

Asked whether he believed the upgrade was essential, he added: “Absolutely not.

"This is something that Apple's done for pretty much the entirety of the iPhone after like the iPhone 4.”

He told his followers that if they were happy with how their phone was running currently then there was no need to update the iOS.

Morgan added: “Here's a good general rule of thumb, if you're happy with your overall phone experience on whatever update you're on, leave it alone.

“You can still get security updates without updating iOS, to a degree.”

LADbible has contacted Apple for comment.

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Topics: Apple, Technology, iPhone