Apple Faces Lawsuit After Admitting To SLOWING Old Phones

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Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

23 December 2017

Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

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Apple is currently facing lawsuits from several iPhone owners in the U.S, with the owners suing the company for not disclosing that it issued software updates with the sole purpose to slow older models of the phone. 

Apple’s lack of comment on the intentional actions led the owners to having to buy newer, more expensive phones, due to the updates making their older models almost unusable. 

These allegations were filed in a lawsuit this week, with the owners stating they wouldn’t have had to buy new iPhones if the company had told them that replacing the ageing batteries would have sped up their old phones. 

The lawsuit has alleged that Apple violated consumer fraud laws. 

These have come after Apple confirmed deploying software to slow down some phones, as a way to deal with degraded lithium-ion batteries that could otherwise suddenly die.

“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices,” an Apple statement revealed. 

It also stated it released the fix for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE and later extended it to iPhone 7. 

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