Emily Aiken ’20, Managing Editor
Apple slowing down phones (update)
It has been a conspiracy for a while now that Apple was slowing down old phones to give people a reason to buy a new phone. However, this is no longer a conspiracy– it is fact. On Dec. 21, Apple came out with a rare statement saying that they have been slowing down iPhones. Specifically, the company said, “Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of [their] devices,” The company mentions that this was done in order to counteract problems with the aging lithium battery. “Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge just as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.” Apple has been doing this for over a year “I always knew Apple was hiding something… My phone would always act glitchy around the time of a new phone being released.” sophomore Ava Krygier said, and she wasn’t the only one. Many other people noticed this, and the only reason Apple came out with this statement. This may make you wonder what else Apple may be lying about. It makes you think that if they can lie about this, what else are they hiding?
The Simpsons predicted the future
In 1997 the television show, The Simpsons aired an episode where you can clearly see some relation to the terrorist attack that happened on Sep.11, 2001. In the episode, the family goes to New York. In one of the scenes, you can see one of the characters holding money up to a magazine where you can clearly see that the magazine says New York. It also says $9 and to the right of it you can see the two twin towers.
In 1996, the Simpsons released an episode where they predicted exactly what the first generation iPod looked like when it came out in 2001.
In 2000, an episode was released where Trump became the president. Looking at these two comparisons, they predicted it pretty well.
So what do all of these predictions mean? Most likely they were just coincidences, but some things make you wonder if there is any life outside of Earth.
Government and aliens
Recently, there have been a few conspiracies going around that extraterrestrial life could be trying to contact earth, and the government could be hiding it. A lot of this stems from Area 51, a place many claim the U.S. government hides the bodies of aliens. There have also been a lot of ‘sightings’ of UFOs, and recently there have been more than ever before. In the 19th Century there were only four sightings, but in the 20th century there were over 150 sightings. These so called sightings have caused a lot of confusion, and people are beginning to question what is happening.
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