Apple sued over deliberate slow down of iPhones
Published on December 24, 2017
Groups of iPhone users sue Apple over the deliberate ‘slow down’ of older models of iPhone as new ones emerge.
Representing other users who have suffered “economic damage”, the groups of iPhone users in California and Chicago filed the suits against Apple.
A statement released by Apple said this was done to “prolong the life of the devices and maximise diminishing battery power.”
The legal practitioner representing the plaintiff, James Vlahakis of the Sulaiman of Law Group said “Apple’s failure to inform consumers these updates would wreak havoc on the phone’s performance is being deemed purposeful, and if proven, constitutes the unlawful and decisive withholding of material information”.
Stefan Boganovich and Dakota Speas residents of LA cited the loss of use, loss of value and the purchase of new batteries as grounds for compensation with the claim that they never agreed to such; they therefore termed it as ‘interference’.
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