More lawsuits against Apple over iPhone slowdowns, one demands $1 trillion
While it does sound reasonable, many users were rightfully angered — Apple did not disclose this information until it got "caught", while a lot of people have been making the choice to upgrade their iPhone, irked by its slow operation. Instead, they could've spent a lot less on a new battery and have a device that works as a day 1 unit. Needless to say, class action lawsuits were filed.
The lawsuits are now up to 9, and there is one that asks for an exorbitant amount of money. Filed by one Violetta Mailyan and her team of lawyers, it demands $999,999,999,000 (almost $1 trillion) from Apple.
Aside from the insane amount of money asked, the lawsuit makes sense — it claims that iPhone users were "denied the use, utility, and value of the older iPhone model because of the slowdown of performance", that Apple deceived users by withholding that it's slowing down phones with older batteries, thus indirectly encouraging people to buy a new phone instead of repair the old one, and that there was no real way for a person to discover the slowdown was a purposeful act. All valid points, but will Ms. Mailyan manage to get $1 trillion for them?