Apple sues in UK over iPhone slowdown

Apple sues in UK over iPhone slowdown

It became known that British consumer rights activist Justin Gatmann (Justin Gatmann) has filed a lawsuit against Apple at the local Competition Appeals Tribunal. The plaintiff said in a statement that the American company intentionally slowed down older iPhones and accelerated battery drain time by updating the iOS software platform.

The activist reportedly filed a lawsuit on behalf of 25 million UK owners of various iPhone models affected by this issue. The claim concerns the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. The total amount of the claim is £769 million (about £929 million U.S. dollar). ).

We are talking about the update of the iOS mobile operating system, which was released in 2017. According to the description, it should extend the battery life. However, after installation, owners of older iPhone models noticed a decrease in device speed, faster battery drain, and other issues. According to users, Apple intentionally slowed down older iPhones to encourage users to buy new devices.

Note that this isn’t the first time such a lawsuit has been filed against Apple. In 2017, the American company admitted that it intentionally slowed down older iPhones to prevent them from suddenly turning off, noting that the lifespan of smartphones was never intentionally shortened. Earlier, Apple paid $113 million in Arizona and $500 million in California in compensation to US users.


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