According to The Guardian, Apple is facing consumer rights activist Justin Gutman in a competitive appeals court over slowing iPhones in 2017.
Some time ago a scandal surfaced Related to scheduled slowdowns for different iPhone models. Apple clarified that it released a system update that slowed down terminals To prevent unexpected shutdown when the battery is not in the best condition.
However, the company never warned users about this, which cost it a slew of lawsuits.
This slowdown Which initially affected the iPhone 6, 6s, and SE, to eventually also affect the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
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If the lawsuit continues and Apple is found guilty, the company may face a A fine of 750 million pounds (about 877 million euros), that will be distributed to the affected users.
According to the plaintiff, Apple introduced a slowdown feature to hide the fact that old batteries can no longer handle new OS updates. “Instead of doing honorable and legal things for its customers and offering a free battery replacement, repair or replacement, Apple misled people by hiding a tool in software updates that slowed their devices by as much as 58%.”
For its part, Apple issued a statement saying, “We have never, and will not do anything to, intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or reduce the user experience to drive customer updates. Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and to make devices that our customers love. iPhone lasting as long as possible is an important part of that.”
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