In 2017, Apple admitted to intentionally limiting the performance of its iPhones, officially to preserve the autonomy of overcharged batteries. Today, this case comes to the fore following a complaint filed by Justin Gutmann, leader of a consumer protection group, seeking millions in damages from the apple brand.
Like all tech giants, Apple is no stranger to fines. Often, these require repair for the spied users. Recently, it was the lack of a magazine in the box that led to a conviction. But other times, old demons catch up with the company. Remember: In 2017, a scandal damaged the image of Apple, which was then accused of… voluntarily limiting the performance of its iPhones.
The affected models are the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X† To do this, the manufacturer has introduced a performance management tool in its firmware updates to slow down smartphones. If this process is questionable in itself, it’s all the more so because Apple didn’t no warning to users of its founding.
Apple faces hefty fine for hampering iPhone performance
While the company claimed that its updates improved the performance of its iPhones, the exact opposite turned out to be happening. Controversy erupts after the discoveries made by users and journalists, forcing Apple to apologize. The brand confirms the statements, but only claims to have acted so for the benefit of the consumer Indeed, this process would be aimed at extending the battery life and their autonomy.
Today Justin Gutmann, leader of a consumer advocacy group, dug up the case to take it to court. In a recent complaint, he is demanding £750 million, compensation for users affected by the restriction. Justin Gutmann claims that Apple has deliberately hidden the true workings of the tool so as not to warn consumers. “We never and will never do anything to degrade the user experience to encourage customers to update,” Apple said. “Our goal has always been to create products that our customers love, and making iPhones last as long as possible is an important part of that. Last year, the company was again accused of throttling the iPhone 11 and 12.
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