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Apple Sued After Admitting It Slows Down Old Phones

Apple Sued After Admitting It Slows Down Old Phones

As a side-effect of the thread, and consequent reporting of it, the conspiracy theory suggesting that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones to force purchasing a new device has risen again.

In other words, Apple is trying to make iPhones with batteries that are wearing out last longer so users don't have to buy a new phone.

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices", an Apple representative said, according to TechCrunch. Older batteries need charging more frequently, for longer, and they don't like being cold.

Apple is facing a wave of class action lawsuits alleging that the company deceived customers by slowing down older phones.

Apple is being sued for intentionally slowing down its older iPhones
Apple rolled out the controversial update with iOS 10.2.1 for the iPhone 6 and SE models and iOS 11.2 for the iPhone 7 models. A couple of weeks ago, a Reddit user tested iPhone 6 Plus in a number of benchmarks before and after the battery replacement.

Apple bosses admitted that it deliberately slows down older phones without letting customers know.

"Apple's decision to purposefully. throttle down these devices", it says, "was undertaken to fraudulently induce consumers to purchase the latest" iPhone. Two other lawsuits were filed in California, also Thursday.

If you've ever felt that you iPhone is getting slower in its old age, you're not insane.

The lawsuit against Apple could be aided by the company not being up front in revealing that a slowed down iPhone is possibly related to a worn out battery.

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'Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. Instead, Apple is only attempting to fix a known issue with iPhone battery degradation. As much as this may sound like a move of an evil corporation, the fact is that actually Apple did the right thing for its users. The processors in those devices demanded speeds that the batteries could not handle so they shut down.

Consumers who have had their iPhones throttled can regain higher levels of performance by replacing their battery, which costs up to £79 - far less than upgrading to a newer model.

As iPhone owners for "several years", Bogdanovich and Speas are seeking class-action status, targeting both nationwide and California classes of those who owned iPhone models earlier than the iPhone 8.

That said, Apple is exclusively responsible for these lawsuits, and it's likely we'll see more class actions against the company for this unexpected #Batterygate scandal.

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