Apple Being Sued for Slowing Down Devices on Purpose

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Recently I covered the fact that Apple was purposefully slowing down devices. Today, it has come out that a class action lawsuit has been filed against them for this action. It is not a good day to be an Apple shareholder, I would not think.

Filed by Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas, this class action lawsuit is levelling charges at Apple for deliberately slowing down the CPU performance of iPhones which is a breach of the contract they have with their customers. What is more, the throttling of the hardware in this manner harms the resale value of older Apple devices. Also, slowing down the devices forces owners to prematurely upgrade to a newer “unthrottled” Apple device. A big no-no.

Thanks to John Poole, founder of Geekbench, who did tests on various Apple devices across many generations and his releasing that information it forced Apple to release this statement:

Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices. 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.

Last year we released a feature for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone SE to smooth out the instantaneous peaks only when needed to prevent the device from unexpectedly shutting down during these conditions. We’ve now extended that feature to iPhone 7 with iOS 11.2, and plan to add support for other products in the future.

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This comes after years of disgruntled Apple device owners being told they are imagining things when bringing up slowing devices with each update. Who is on the right side now?

Carl Williams

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