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Since it came out, the iPhone has sparked a cultural revolution.  People line up around blocks for days when new versions come out, words like FaceTime and AirDrop have become everyday parts of our vocabulary, and people now rely on their iPhones to keep them connected to their friends, family, and the world in general.

But, Apple has not been perfect in its decision-making when it comes to the products in its iPhone line.  In 2014, Apple put a U2 album on all of its user’s phones without consent, and in 2016 they removed the traditional headphone jack from their devices.

This weekend, Apple has presented customers with another controversial situation.

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This weekend, certain iPhone users will be faced with a decision: update the software on their phones, or lose internet access and GPS capabilities.

The need to update only applies to the iPhone 5, iPhone 4, and older iPads.  While this doesn’t affect a majority of Apple customers, many young people and elderly people still prefer the older, less complicated versions of the phone.

What do you think about this?  Is it right or fair for a company to force people to either update or lose internet access?

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