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Apple Hit with Lawsuit Over Intentionally Slowing Down Old iPhones

Apple Hit with Lawsuit Over Intentionally Slowing Down Old iPhones

The plaintiffs claim they are therefore entitled to compensation, including for the replacement of an old phone, loss of use and value, purchase of new batteries, and losses in the form of deprivation of the value of their iPhones.

According to the lawsuit, Apple's iOS updates "were engineered to purposefully slow down or "throttle down" the performance speeds" of select iPhone models.

Needless to say, the news didn't bode well for the iPhone users and is likely to attract a series of lawsuits.

A pair of iPhone owners hope to prove the latter, filing a class-action lawsuit against Apple over the issue.

Apple customers have long suspected the company of meddling with their devices: "Do you think that Apple is intentionally slowing down iPhone OS when a new model has been released?" a Yahoo Answers user asked in 2012.

The man claims to own iPhone 7 and an "iPhone 7S". Apple has acknowledged it does take some steps to reduce power, when an older battery is having trouble doing what the phone's processor demands. Both of them also pressed on the fact that they bring users were not asked for consent to have their devices slowed down.

Apple Hit with Lawsuit Over Intentionally Slowing Down Old iPhones
Apple Hit with Lawsuit Over Intentionally Slowing Down Old iPhones

Bogdanovich and Speas claim that they "were never given the option to bargain or choose whether they preferred to have their iPhones slower than normal" and that they "suffered interferences to their iPhone usage due to the intentional slowdowns".

Apple has confessed: It quietly put a throttle into older model iPhones - 6, 6s, and SE - to keep their CPUs sedated and to hence stop their doddering batteries from suddenly fainting.

In our poll yesterday, some 32 percent of readers said they wish Apple had been up front about the feature, instead of sneaking it into regular iOS releases.

'Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices, ' it said in a statement. As the battery ages, its ability to retain charge decreases and it is unable to provide the same power it was once able to.

The reason Apple gave is technically right but they should have communicated to its users before. Nevertheless, he maintains that Apple does not fall into the category of insidious tech companies seeking to undermine users: "Such cynicism is understandable, but Apple is not Uber".




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