Yesterday we reported Apple admitted it had been secretly throttling the performance of older iPhones. Apple is now being sued after the company admitted to slowing down older iPhone models to keep them running longer. Two iPhone customers, Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas, brought the class action lawsuit in California. The customers claimed they didn’t give Apple consent to affect their iPhone performance. They are both claiming damages.
The two plaintiffs claimed they “suffered interferences to their iPhone usage due to the intentional slowdowns.” They are also claiming damages from Apple because they said the company’s actions caused them to suffer “economic damages and other harm for which they are entitled to compensation.”
The story began when a member of Reddit, a social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website, shared Geekbench results taken before and after the battery in his iPhone 6s was replaced. He claimed that performance on his iPhone 6s sped up drastically after replacing a battery with a wear level “around 20%.” This may open a floodgate of lawsuits from other Apple customers.