Apple Faces Lawsuit For Deliberately Slowing Down Older iPhones

February 1, 2018
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As we told you yesterday, Apple has officially confirmed that they purposely reduce the CPU clock speeds of the older iPhones in order to keep the devices from accidentally getting shut down,” while the iPhone processor. And today we have the news what we had expected.

Today, two Los Angeles residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas filed a lawsuit in the California District Court this morning that accused Apple of deliberately slowing down their old iPhones when it introduced new models.

Two plaintiffs believe that the defendant Apple side violated its contractual relationship with the plaintiff (that is, the user), when the new phone model came out, deliberately throttling down the old iPhone models, and failing to issue a timely disclosure.

The lawsuit claims that the plaintiffs have owned the iPhone 7 and several older iPhones, noting that their “old iPhone models” slowed down when new models were launched. Two plaintiffs say they do not agree to let Apple slowdown their phones. This might be a very dangerous situation for Apple as the two users are seeking a Nationwide class action certification which would cover all owners of the iPhones older than the iPhone 8.

Yesterday Apple officially confessed to the allegations but they denied slowing down the older iPhone just because of the arrival of a new iPhone model. Apple said that they slowed down the clock speeds on older iPhones with weaker batteries to prevent the phones from shutting down unexpectedly.  Apple believes that the decline in battery performance will lead to instability of the original phone performance. According to Apple’s official statement:

  Our mission is to provide consumers with the best possible user experience, which includes the overall performance and long service life of the device.” Lithium batteries will not provide excellent performance at low temperatures, low battery life and long-term use, and will Last year we released a new feature for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, and iPhone SE that smooth out the iPhone’s immense performance needs in the middle of the day to avoid the resulting shortcomings Unintentional shutdown. Now, this feature has also been introduced to the iPhone 7 with iOS11.2 installed, the future will support other models of mobile phones.

No matter what may be the real purpose of slowing down the older iPhones, Apple’s official statement yesterday did indeed cause an uproar. Many point out that Apple did a terrible job of explaining why it did so, and how the state of the battery ultimately affected iPhone performance. Apple should provide more transparent information about the health of the battery, and as the battery performance begins to decline, users should be more aware of it so they can decide for themselves whether or not to replace the battery.

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