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Apple Sued Over Slowing Older iPhone Models

December 21, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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– Two men have filed a class-action suit against Apple over its admission that they slow down older phones to protect battery life. Mercury News reports that Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas filed suit in the Central District Court of California, arguing that Apple installed a feature to slow down the iPhones without the owners’ permission. The two claim that Apple intentionally interfered with the phones’ operation in order to damage them, which became a “substantial factor in causing…to replace iPhones, buy new batteries, or loss of usage of their iPhone.”

The lawsuit comes a day after Apple admitted that it had installed a feature on iPhone 6, 6S and SE models that have a degraded and aged battery to prevent unexpected shutdowns, and extended it to iPhone 7 models. It slowed down the models’ computing power in order to stop overuse of battery power.

Bogdanovich and Speas allege that Apple breached their implied contracts with them and other iPhone owners by “purposefully slowing down older iPhone models when new models come out and by failing to properly disclose that” at the time of purchase. They say Applie never asked them for permission to install the feature and didn’t give them the option to choose or a way to turn the feature off.

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