Apple is again facing a lawsuit as a result of the so-called iPhone throttle. Regulators in Portugal accuse the company of significantly reducing the lifespan of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, forcing users to purchase a new model. The aim of the lawsuit is to compensate affected users.
Apple once again has to face a lawsuit that was filed due to the events surrounding the so-called iPhone throttle. It was launched by the Portuguese consumer and competition regulator Deco protests. In her lawsuit, she refers to the fact that a mechanism used under iOS ensured that iPhones lost power as soon as their battery neared the end of its life or a certain degree of wear and tear set in.
Compensation for affected users in Portugal demanded
As a result, functions such as the display, speakers and camera were cut in performance and the processor was throttled. Therefore, the user did not have the original usage time of the device, which made a new purchase necessary, argues the authority on the already known paths. At the time, Apple cited the protection of iPhones from damage caused by sudden voltage losses as a result of a dead battery to justify the steps.
The lawsuit relates to the iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus as well as the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Apple is said to pay r70 euros in damages per affected device, around 115,000 Portuguese consumers are said to be affected. The amount of damages would thus amount to a manageable seven million dollars for Apple. A lawsuit comparable to ours in one had previously been filed in Great Britain corresponding message reported. In both cases, it can take years before a judgment is reached.