Tell Apple to stop pushing iOS "upgrades" which sabotage older iPhones and iPadsPhoto: Håkan Dahlström, Flickr (All Creative Commons)

Apple has been sabotaging devices for years with software “upgrades” that slow every iPhone and iPad except the very latest model. It’s a strategy called planned obsolescence, and its one of the ways that Apple and other gadget makers are getting so filthy rich while the planet and everyone else pays.

Tell Apple to stop pushing iOS "upgrades" which sabotage older iPhones and iPadsPhoto: Håkan Dahlström, Flickr (All Creative Commons)

But Apple – the most valuable company in the world – could easily extend the life of older devices. The company simply has to stop aggressively pushing software “upgrades” to devices which will become significantly slower as a result. And ‘downgrades’ need to be possible without computer hacking skills, so iPhone and iPad users can always get back to the way things were before if needed.

Tell Apple, by signing the petition of SumOfUs, to ditch planned obsolescence, and help customers who want to extend the life of their iPhone or iPad – to save money and save the planet. GoodElectronics already joint the petition!