Apple hit with first lawsuits over iPhone performance throttling

Apple sued in Chicago for slowing down older iPhones

TL;DR: In both cases, people are pissed Apple did this without their permission, claim it devalues their phone, forcing them to chuck out more money for the newer models (and those newer models are sure as hell expensive), and want compensation for having phones that, to them, aren't fully functional.

However, some people might be suing the iPhone maker for the wrong reason.

The company rolled out the secret "power management" fix in 2016, which is the year many iPhone users reported their iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 models seemed slower than usual.

The feature, which slows performance to demand less power, has been extended to iPhone 7 handsets with the latest iOS operating software and will be added to other Apple products "in the future", the spokesperson said. Apple says that if it did not reduce performance there would be a greater risk of internal components being damaged.

While Apple's strategy makes sense, it's one that should have been explained better upfront to customers, Jonny Evans said in Computerworld today.

Apple is facing at least two different lawsuits after admitting Wednesday that it slows down older iPhones, according to multiple reports.

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"I felt like I was ripped off because I felt like they were forcing me to buy a new iPhone and I didn't like that", says iPhone user Heidi Daraz.

The plaintiffs say the company is in violation of state and national acts that protect consumers from deceptive business and sales practices.

Another lawsuit against Apple has been filed in IL by five people, reported The Chicago Sun Time.

But it's not to make older iPhones slower - it's a new feature to help prevent them from suddenly turning off. Lithium-ion becomes less capable after hundreds of charges, which can result in phones randomly shutting down.

When Apple released iOS 10.2.1 in January 2017 code was included that addressed unexpected reboots on iPhone SE, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s phones. There's no charge if you paid up front for AppleCare Plus coverage and have a battery Apple thinks warrants replacing. In fact, two residents of California have taken it upon themselves to seek class action against Apple for failure to disclose the throttling of processors in iPhones. Apple was ultimately forced to respond after the feature was flagged by users on Reddit, who all but accused the company of "planned obsolence". And Apple offers in-store battery replacements for $79, while some iPhone 6s units qualify for free replacements.


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