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European iPhone 6 owners should get $72 each for slowdowns, says consumer group

Added 12-02-20 09:31:02am EST - “The controversy over Apple's introduction of performance throttling of older phones continues. Some European iPhone 6 owners ...” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “European iPhone 6 owners should get $72 each for slowdowns - 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The controversy over Apple’s introduction of performance throttling of older phones continues, almost three years later. A consumer group is saying that some European iPhone 6 owners should receive compensation.

Apple quietly introduced the measure in 2018 to prevent random shutdowns of older iPhones with degraded batteries. Following complaints, Apple offered cut-price battery replacements, and also allowed users to disable the throttling – but a European group says this isn’t enough …

Euroconsumers, the advocacy group bringing the action, said in a statement Wednesday that the class-action lawsuits cover up to 2 million iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus devices in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal […]

The Euroconsumers cases mirror a class action lawsuit against Apple in the United States that led to a proposed settlement of $500 million in March. Last month, Apple paid $113 million to settle an investigation into the matter by 34 American states, including California and Arizona.

“We’re being asked to be treated with the same fairness and respect as US consumers,” head of policy and enforcement at Euroconsumers, Els Bruggeman told CNN Business.

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