At Least Eight Lawsuits Filed Against Apple For Slowing Down Phones, Says Report

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The lawsuits levied against Apple for deliberately slowing down older iPhones has grown to at least eight, according to a Reuters report published late Tuesday.

The lawsuits allege that the massive company defrauded customers by intentionally choosing not to warn them that they were remotely slowing down smartphones with deteriorating battery capacity.

This caused users of various iPhone models to feel as if they were forced to go through with unsound efforts to fix the slowing computing speed, according to Reuters. There are class-action lawsuits in U.S. District Courts in Illinois, California and New York, and another case was reportedly raised in an Israeli court earlier in the week.

The U.S.-based tech company has been accused of downgrading technology on a number of occasionsincluding the new iPhone X. Apple has always denied those allegations but is now admitting to the automatic reduction of processing power, albeit to improve battery life.

But if older iPhones — which include not-so-distant ones like iPhones 6s, iPhone SE, iPhone 7 — in fact cease to operate properly as a battery naturally degenerates, then Apple could have advised customers that a new battery would resolve the technical issue.

Apple has been dealing with a myriad of recent technical problems, and has often provided arguably dubious responses. (RELATED: Apple Is Selling Its Soul To Do Business In China)

Apple did not respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.


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