Apple sunk themselves recently, when they admitted that they slowed down older iPhones in order to give better service to their late-model devices.
According to CNBC, “Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas brought a class action lawsuit in California — where they are residents — against Apple, an official filing revealed Thursday.”
“They claim that Apple never requested consent from them to ‘slow down their iPhones.’ Both plaintiffs are owners of an iPhone 7,” CNBC explained. “Bogdanovich and Speas claim they ‘suffered interferences to their iPhone usage due to the intentional slowdowns.’”
The two Apple customers are also claiming “economic damages and other harm for which they are entitled to compensation” and “are trying to get the case certified to cover all people in the United States who owned an Apple phone older than the iPhone 8.”
Apple confirmed they were slowing down older iPhone models on Wednesday, claiming it was in an effort to prevent random shutdowns which were taking place due to old lithium-ion batteries.
Is this something that you have noticed about your older iPhone? Do you think this class action lawsuit will pan out to pay people who have older Apple iPhones? It often takes a long time – sometimes years – but a class action against a major company, especially when they’ve already publicly admitted wrong-doing, could mean a few dollars for everyone who has owned the iPhone previously.