Apple is facing legal action for slowing down iPhone 6, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X and their different variants. He may well have to pay money to many customers
Apple is in trouble again. The company is facing a massive £768million lawsuit in the UK over some iPhone models slowing down after an update was rolled out. Above all, Apple could be forced to pay heavy compensation to consumers. So if you had one of these iPhone models, you may well be eligible for compensation from Apple. The lawsuit was brought by Justin Gutmann, a UK consumer advocate on behalf of nearly 25 million iPhone users. The lawsuit claims that Apple “throttled” these iPhones, which impacted performance in an effort to save battery power. This may well have forced people to buy new devices. iPhones in the lawsuit include iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
iPhone throttling happened due to a new power management feature that came to iPhones via iOS update, back in 2017. Instead of boosting performance, the upgrade The update slowed down iPhones so much that users of older models couldn’t use their devices. .
Apple CEO Tim Cook later apologized for the same after public outrage. The company was then forced to pay compensation to the affected users. Now it looks like Apple is in trouble again. iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X users will be eligible for compensation if the lawsuit is successful.
Gutmann said: “I am bringing this case so that millions of iPhone users across the UK receive redress for the harm suffered by Apple’s actions. If this case is successful, I hope the dominant companies will re-evaluate their business models and refrain from this kind of behavior.”
Apple issued a statement to the UK Sun in which it said: “We have never – and would never – do anything to intentionally shorten the life of an Apple product or degrade the user experience to drive updates. customer level”.
“Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that,” the company added.