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Apple Hit With More Than 26 Lawsuits After Admitting Slowing Down Older iPhones

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MacRumors reports that Apple is now facing more than 26 lawsuits worldwide over its recent admission that it slowed down older iPhones deliberately in order to prolong battery life. There are 24 class actions in the US alone already underway, including two that were filed on Thursday by Marc Honigman and Lauri Sullivan-Stefanou in New York and Ohio. The other lawsuits have been filed in Israel and France.
“Unbeknownst to iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPhone 6s owners, Apple inserted code into iOS 10.2.1 that deliberately slowed down the processing performance of these phones by linking each phone’s processing performance with its battery health,” said one extract from the Sullivan-Stefanou complaint. “Absent the code inserted by Apple, the reduced battery capacity of these phones would not have negatively affected processing performance.”

The various lawsuits have various demands, including calling for Apple to compensate all iPhone users affected by slowdowns, provide free battery replacements, refund those customers who brought brand new iPhones when tired of dealing with their slowed-down phones, as well as provide information in iOS updates about how installing a new battery in your iPhone can stop slowdowns.

Source: Apple Now Faces 26+ Lawsuits for 'Purposefully' or 'Secretly' Slowing Down Older iPhones
 

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