Last week, Apple made an important statement – the company admitted that it deliberately slows down the old iPhone models to extend the battery life of the devices. Without lawsuits, as was to be expected, there were some exceptions, but a few more were added to the two initial claims of American buyers over the weekend.
If the author of the first claim claimed that the company never asked his opinion about the slowdown of the iPhone in order to increase autonomy, and the second class action concerned more compulsion to use smartphones with lower performance, then in new suits Apple is accused of deliberately slowing down the iPhone with to increase sales of new smartphones. One claim is registered in Chicago, another in New York, and the third in Northern California.
Experts in the field of law believe that the plaintiffs have a chance to win, which means that soon a whole wave of collective and individual suits can fall on Apple. Most users require the termination of the practice of artificial slowing down of the iPhone, as well as payment of compensation to all victims.
One of the first to find out the problem was the founder of the benchmark Geekbench John Poole. He proved that the decrease in the performance of the iPhone can really be due to the level of battery wear and changes in the operating system.