Apple hit with another lawsuit over iPhone batterygate, seeking $73 million in damages for users
Added 01-25-21 04:31:02pm EST - “Apple has been hit with yet another lawsuit claiming that it intentionally slowed down older iPhone models. The lawsuit was filed in Italy by Euroconsumers, a consumer advocacy group that includes Italy's Altroconsumo. The lawsuit…” - 9to5mac.com
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Apple has been hit with yet another lawsuit claiming that it intentionally slowed down older iPhone models. The lawsuit was filed in Italy by Euroconsumers, a consumer advocacy group that includes Italy’s Altroconsumo. The lawsuit seeks $73 million in compensation for affected iPhone users.
As reported by The Verge, the lawsuit relates to Apple’s decision to throttle older iPhone models as battery health degrades. This lawsuit is seeking €60 million in compensation, which comes to around €60 per device, for iPhone 6, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S, and iPhone 6S Plus users.
“When consumers buy Apple iPhones, they expect sustainable quality products. Unfortunately, that is not what happened with the iPhone 6 series. Not only were consumers defrauded, and did they have to face frustration and financial harm, from an environmental point of view it is also utterly irresponsible.”
The lawsuit centers around claims that Apple had not appropriately disclosed the changes to performance introduced with iOS 10.2.1. This was the iOS update that implemented new performance throttling changes for older iPhones with aging batteries.
In a separate statement, an Apple spokesperson shot back and said it “would never do anything to intentionally shorten the life of any Apple product.”
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