Apple Facing Legal Action
Apple is facing legal action after admitting it deliberately slows down old iPhone models. Apple said last week it slows down phones to prolong their life and stop them from shutting down as batteries age and become less effective. The company is now facing eight lawsuits filed in various courts in the week since the company opened up about software change.
Customers are unhappy that Apple have been less than transparent about the performance throttling feature, which they see as a ploy to drive sales of new handsets.
All the lawsuits – filed in U.S. District Courts in California, New York and Illinois – seek class-action to represent potentially millions of iPhone owners nationwide.
Yesterday, Thursday 29th December, Apple issued an apology and offered discounts on batteries to those who own iPhone 6 or later.
While Apple’s message was apologetic, they still rejected allegations that the company slowed down phones with older batteries as a way to push people into buying new phones. “First and foremost, we have never — and would never — do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product, or degrade the user experience to drive customer upgrades,” Apple said.