IPhone owners seek class action over throttling of performance

IPhone owners seek class action over throttling of performance

IPhone owners seek class action over throttling of performance

In a rare confession the tech giant Apple on Thursday reportedly issued a statement in which it has evidently admitted that it does slows down the performance of older phones, Thus confirming the long held suspicion by the iphone users.

On Thursday, Apple was hit by two separate class action lawsuits, one filed in California, and another filed in IL.

Both plaintiffs in the case say they're owed compensation from Apple for "economic damages and other harm" they "suffered interferences to their iPhone usage due to the intentional slowdowns".

The man claims to own iPhone 7 and an "iPhone 7S". "So in theory it should be a way to make older phones work better, but it also means they work slower".

We first saw news of the lawsuits at Apple Insider.

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The suit claims that Apple has been willfully slowing down devices to force users to buy new phones, and "needlessly subjects consumers to purchasing newer and more expensive iPhones when a replacement battery could have allowed consumers to continue to use their older iPhones".

The multi-national company says it was trying to help preserve battery life and avoid phones crashing, but some customers say it's a ploy to sell more phones. Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.

Apple's solution is to reduce the amount of water being forced against the blockage, making the battery last longer but taking a hit on performance to do so. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, California, accuses Apple's battery saving "feature" of causing users to suffer and hurting the value of older devices...

Experts believe that there were certain other alternative methods that could have been applied by Apple to resolve the issue. While this may very well be the case, the fact that the company obscured this for years and communicated it so poorly to consumers has drawn condemnations from its most devout fans. It even said, the latest iOS 11.1.2 update adds this function to last years iPhone 7. "But you could also just get a new battery for about $80".

Yesterday, Apple confirmed the accusations that it was intentionally slowing down the performance of its iPhones in order to combat the repercussions of battery degradation.

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