Apple faces multiple lawsuits after admitting it slows down older iPhones

By : |December 28, 2017 0

Tech giant Apple is facing multiple lawsuits for fraud after admitting that it slows down older generation iPhone models due to battery issues. According to a Reuters report, eight lawsuits have been filed by various users in the US demanding millions in damage from the company.

The lawsuits have been filed in the US District Courts in California, New York, and Illinois. One of the complaints stated, “Rather than curing the battery defect by providing a free battery replacement for all affected iPhones, Apple sought to mask the battery defect.” Another lawsuit filed in San Francisco said that “the batteries’ inability to handle the demand created by processor speeds” without the software patch was a defect.

A similar case was lodged in an Israeli court on Monday, the newspaper Haaretz reported. Rest of the lawsuits also make similar arguments.

The lawsuits argue that Apple’s admission that it tweaked the performance of older iPhones in order to manage poor battery performance showed that the batteries were defective and the company was not fixing the actual problem.

The lawsuits seek unspecified damages in addition to, in some cases, reimbursement. A couple of the complaints seek court orders barring Apple from throttling iPhone computer speeds or requiring notification in future instances.

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