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A lawsuit has been filed for £750 million against Apple, citing alleged ‘throttling’ of battery life.

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Apple is being sued for £750 million for allegedly “throttling” the battery life of its devices.

It’s possible that Apple could be forced to pay millions of iPhone owners for slowing down older models in 2017 in a multimillion-pound lawsuit.

To prevent unexpected shutdowns on older iPhones, a previously undocumented battery management system was included in a January 2013 software update. Users were not given the choice to turn off the setting, and Apple did not inform consumers that their phones were being “throttled” purposely.

A consumer rights advocate, Justin Gutmann, has filed a lawsuit against Apple in the Competition Appeals Tribunal over the ruling. To compensate the nearly 25 million consumers who bought one of these phones, the corporation could be ordered to pay damages totaling more than £750 million. Claims include the iPhone 6s, 6s plus, SE, 7 and 8 devices as well as the iPhone X.

Users were not made aware that their older iPhone batteries were unable of keeping up with the increasing demands placed on them when Apple throttled their devices, Gutmann claims. A battery recall or replacement program would have been easier for Apple to implement than just admitting its latest software upgrade was incompatible with older devices, according to this source.

A technology that slowed devices by up to 58 percent was hidden in software updates instead of being offered to customers for free as the right thing to do under the law, according to Gutmann.

The millions of iPhone customers in the UK who have been harmed by Apple’s activities are the reason I’m bringing this lawsuit.”

Hopefully, if this action is successful, big businesses like Google and Facebook will rethink their business strategies and stop engaging in this type of behavior.

For the past year, Apple has acknowledged that it throttled phones with older batteries or those running low on energy, which can degrade the performance of a battery. If a phone’s battery is in poor condition, it may not be able to produce the maximum current needed by the phone’s processor at full speed, according to the manufacturer. This was a problem before the update, and the phone would just shut down. The upgrade was designed to allow the phone to continue running, but at a slower pace, instead.

Several countries have taken legal action against Apple for throttling, including the United Kingdom. For a similar campaign, the corporation was fined €10 million in Italy, along with Samsung, which was fined €5. A settlement reached in March 2020 in a class-action lawsuit in the United States saw the business agree to pay $25 each iPhone up to a maximum of $310 million.


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