Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas have filed a lawsuit in California against the tech giant Apple. The lawsuit is filed after Apple’s admission that it purposely slows down the performance of older iPhones.
First reported by CNBC, plaintiffs say that they “never consented” to allow Apple to slow their old iPhones.
Defendant’s wrongful actions directly and proximately caused the interference and loss of value to Plaintiffs and Class Members’ iPhones causing them to suffer, and continue to suffer, economic damages and other harm for which they are entitled to compensation.
Because of slow old iPhone performance, Bogdanovich and Speas alleged that they were forced to purchase new iPhones or new batteries for their existing iPhones because of Apple’s hidden policy.
They are seeking certification of a class to cover “all persons residing in the United States who have owned iPhone models older than iPhone 8“.
So it’s true Apple intentionally slow down old iPhones. Proof: My iPhone 6 was bought 3years ago and recently got really slow. APP ‘CPU DasherX’ shows iPhone CPU is under clocked running at 600MHz. After a iPhone battery replacement. CPU speed resumed to factory setting 1400MHz. pic.twitter.com/pML3y0Jkp2
— Sam_Si (@sam_siruomu) December 20, 2017
“Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices,” Apple said in a statement to TechCrunch. “Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components.”