Lawsuits Filed Against Apple Over Policy of Slowing Down Older iPhones


Source: Reuters

After Apple admitted they deliberately slow down older iPhones in order to preserve battery life, the tech giant has been slapped with two class-action lawsuits.

Apple revealed on Wednesday they deliberately slow down older models of iPhones as part of a new power-management feature. The company said this was not done to force people to upgrade to newer iPhone models, however the company’s lack of transparency has caused some distrust amongst Apple users, with many angry customers airing their grievances on social media.

Now two class-action lawsuits have been filed against Apple. The Chicago Sun-Times revealed a class-action suit was filed on Thursday by five customers alleging Apple’s practice of slowing down older model iPhones is “deceptive, immoral and unethical” alleging the company engineered iOS updates to “purposefully slow down or throttle down the performance speeds of the iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 7.”

A second lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles on Thursday claiming the company’s practice harms users who did not agree to it.