Market - - Dec 26,2017
As per active reports, the tech giant Apple has been charged with two class action lawsuits in the U.S. following the company’s admittance that the older iPhone models are slowed down with age.
The allegations have been stated in a lawsuit filed on Thursday in Chicago federal court. This attempt has been made by five iPhone owners from Ohio, Illinois, North Carolina and Indiana, all of whom are furious regarding their decision to buy new iPhones because Apple told them to do so. This lawsuit alleges Apple disrupted consumer fraud laws.
The iPhone users who have taken this stand, have claimed to suffer "economic damage" after the tech giant suggested replacement as the prime option to their slowed down mobile phones.
It has been reported that James Vlahakis, of the Sulaiman Law Group, is running the case for the plaintiffs in the Chicago federal court.
Vlahakis said, "Apple's failure to inform consumers these updates would wreak havoc on the phone's performance is being deemed purposeful, and if proven, constitutes the unlawful and decisive withholding of material information”. He further added, it is a straight violation concerned with the consumer fraud-related legislation in Indiana, Illinois, and North Carolina, from where the complainants have emerged.
According to the plaintiffs, they should be granted thorough compensation, which should include replacement of their old phone, purchase of new batteries as well as losses in the form of a deficit of the value of their iPhone models.
The performance issue regarding slower iPhones was recently spotted by Reddit users. It was noticed that after replacing the batteries in their devices normal performance was achieved.
This matter was then taken up by the renowned benchmarking firm, Primate Labs. A clear case of artificial inhibition in the older iPhone’s performance was revealed, after which Apple was provoked to offer an admittance.