Apple Getting Sued for Slowing Down Older iPhones

Apple Getting Sued for Slowing Down Older iPhones


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Apple has (finally!) admitted to slowing down older iPhones when newer models come out.

As we all suspected, they slow down older iPhones to force us to get newer iPhones once they are released. Along with slowing down older models, the lawsuit also states that Apple withheld information about the battery life of iPhones. Apparently updates effect iPhone battery lives and Apple does not tell us. Instead they lead us to believe that we must purchase new iPhones instead of just replacing old batteries.

Apple is now facing eight class action suits, including one which asks for $999 billion in damages. Sounds crazy but I’m sure they’ll get a good settlement.

Here is a part of Apple’s released statement from December 28th,

To address our customers’ concerns […] we’ve decided to take the following steps:

– Apple is reducing the price of an out-of-warranty iPhone battery replacement by $50 – from $79 to $29 – for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later whose battery needs to be replaced;

– Early in 2018, we will issue an iOS software update with new features that give users more visibility into the health of their iPhone’s battery, so they can see for themselves if its condition is affecting performance;

– As always, our team is working on ways to make the user experience even better, including improving how we manage performance and avoid unexpected shutdowns as batteries age.”

Read the full statement here.

Written by Clarke Jones