California man files lawsuit against Apple for slowing down old iPhones

Some are shocked, while others aren't, but the current consensus among Singaporeans, iPhone users or not, is that Apple has been doing this to encourage users to upgrade to newer phones.

A proposed class-action breach-of-contract suit was filed by two consumers, via a Los Angeles lawyer, saying they never consented to allow Apple to slow their older iPhones. Nevertheless, angry users in Illinois, Ohio, North Carolina, and in have filed a lawsuit in Illinois on Thursday, according to The Chicago Sun-Times; and a second lawsuit was filed that same day in Los Angeles by Stefan Bogdanovich.

Several tech websites said rather than splash out on new phones, users can get Apple to replace the battery for a $79 fee in the USA or €89 euros in Europe.

"As a result of Defendant's wrongful actions, Plaintiffs and Class Members had their phone slowed down, and thereby it interfered with Plaintiffs' and Class Members' use or possession of their iPhones", according to the lawsuit, which has been posted online by a New York CBS TV station. "This fix will also cause users to think, "my phone is slow so I should replace it" not, 'my phone is slow so I should replace its battery, '" Geekbench's John Poole claimed.

Apple sent a statement to MailOnline explaining its stance on the situation.

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They claimed to do this to "to protect its electronic components" as their batteries age and become less potent and, therefore, make the device last longer.

A year ago we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions.

Also, some Reddit users said that replacing their batteries has returned performance and CPU clock speeds back to normal.

The message was met with mixed reviews, but was largely viewed as as confirmation for the internet masses believing that the company annualized its product. It is best to consult ClassAction.org or other reputable sources.

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