The 59 lawsuits cases against Apple for battery throttling might merge into a class-action lawsuit

Here's how much Apple slowed down your iPhone.

Back in December, Apple admitted it had slowed down iPhones in an attempt to prevent sudden shutdowns. The controversial preservation feature only affected iPhones with an old or damaged battery, but still caused immense outrage among users. Since then, 59 cases have been filed in an attempt to take Apple to court. However, those almost five dozen cases might soon merge into one class-action lawsuit. The decision will be made on March, 29, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Most of the lawsuits are accusing Apple of forcing sales of new devices via slowing down older ones. Logically wise, that makes sense, as throttling usually happened post-iOS updates and if you see that your iPhone just got updated and became slower you might consider buying a new one. On the contrary, Apple's official statement regarding the saga explained that the slowdown was caused due to the dynamic performance adjustments introduced in iOS 10.2.1, which aimed to prevent shutdowns. Still, affected users will seek compensations in the form of attorneys' fees, financial awards, and free battery replacements for their iPhones.

If the class-action lawsuit happens, it will be one of the biggest Apple has ever faced. Back in 2010, Apple defended against a 20-case lawsuit because of the iPhone 4, which dropped signal when held a certain way. The lawsuit was dubbed "Antennagate" and affected users received a compensation equal to either 15 bucks or a bumper case for their iPhone.

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10 Comments

1. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

That will cost apple a good 4$ billion ....

2. mrochester

Posts: 1021; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Let’s hope they get thrown out for how stupid they are.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

How is it stupid. Apple was cought red handed and admitted they did it.

3. Phantom1031

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

Where have u been that long? I think waiting for such an article to be published I guess? If it does cost apple that much, does not affect u and me, I use android as my daily driver and u also. Although for backup recently I purchased iphone 6s and it does not throttle. I am happy with it, the lawsuit wont affect me, I cant grab a single cent from mentioned amount.

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Good apple should be punished! They deliberately misled their customers!

5. palmguy

Posts: 983; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Apple made mo money mo money mo money, when fans upgraded because their phone was slooooowed down. :-)

9. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

And didn't you think that samsung made mo money when fans upgraded their S8/S8+ with S9/S9+?

7. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Good. Disgusting behaviour, any company that does that needs fining heavily, but its long been suspected that older iPhones were deliberately slowed down. Terrible practice, especially from one of the worlds richest companies with the highest priced consumer handsets in the world

8. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

Garbage criminal company get what they deserve. The much touted iOS 11.3 is nowhere to be seen, and strangely they release it for the new ipad. Tim Crook got slapped hard in the face this time, bite the dust! I hope they’ll all burn in hell

10. GalaxyLeads_iCrapFollows

Posts: 216; Member since: Nov 29, 2017

Good. serves those crooks right

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