Users Are Already Suing Apple for Purposely Slowing Down Older iPhones
14:05, Friday, 22 December, 2017
One day after Apple acknowledged that it has been downclocking the CPUs in older iPhones to prevent sudden shutdowns from battery exhaustion, the first lawsuit has arrived.
Los Angeles residents Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas, represented by Wilshire Law Firm, this morning filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California accusing Apple of slowing down their older iPhone models when new models come out.
Another lawsuit has been filed in the Northern District of the State of Illinois on Thursday, the complaint aspires to become a class action for the supposedly thousands of affected individuals in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and North Carolina. iPhone users have long speculated that once a new iPhone is released, software updates would slog down older models to push customers to buy new phones.