Surprise! Apple Gets Sued For Slowing Down iPhones

So…. Let’s recap the iPhone slowdown saga. Geekbench was able to prove that Apple was via software slowing down older iPhones with aging batteries. Apple then confirmed that they were doing that. But for the right reasons from their perspective. But someone doesn’t agree with that perspective as to nobody’s surprise, a lawsuit has been filed over this:

A new class action suit has been filed by Stefan Bogdanovich, an L.A. man who, like millions of other people, uses an iPhone … but not an iPhone 8. He claims Apple’s tactic of slowing down older iPhone models causes users to suffer — specifically those with the 7 or 7s — and take a hit to their wallets.

Bogdanovich claims Apple’s decision to slow the operation of older phones to save battery life was never requested or agreed upon … and it lowers the value of their phones. He also believes — like many other users — that it’s just a ploy by Apple to get folks to buy the newest iPhone.

He wants Apple to stop slowing down older phones and get some payback for damages.

You could almost predict that this was going to happen the second that Apple admitted that they were slowing down older iPhones. Thus it will be interesting to see if they defend themselves, and if a iOS update appears in the next week or two that removes this behavior. Oh yeah, you can pretty much predict that this will be the first of many lawsuits filed over this.

Happy holidays Apple!

One Response to “Surprise! Apple Gets Sued For Slowing Down iPhones”

  1. […] as I predicted yesterday, a second lawsuit has been filed over Apple using software tricks to slows older iPhones with aging […]

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