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Uh-Oh: 78 More Customers Added to Apple Class Action Lawsuit Over Slowing Phones

Apple admitted to slowing down users’ phones without their knowledge last year. Now they’re facing an onslaught of lawsuits.

By NTK Staff | 07.06.2018 @12:30pm
Uh-Oh: 78 More Customers Added to Apple Class Action Lawsuit Over Slowing Phones

If Apple was hoping that the consumer furor over the company’s decision to purposely slow down users’ iPhones had died down since their December announcement, a new lawsuit filed against the Cupertino, Calif.-based company should disabuse them of that notion.

A group of 78 customers across multiple states filed a class action lawsuit against Apple this week, “accusing the company of ‘secretly throttling’ older iPhones to force customers to upgrade to a newer iPhone, calling it ‘one of the largest consumer frauds in history,’” according to MacRumors.

The full complaint is exhaustive, as most court documents are, but the gist of it is that Apple allegedly committed fraud by secretly slowing down older iPhones as part of a money-making scheme. Through these actions, Apple is accused of violating California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act and other laws.

According to MacRumors, Apple’s VP of marketing, Greg Joswiak, called the idea that Apple would intentionally create a “shitty experience” for its users “about the craziest thinking in the world.”

This is just the latest lawsuit filed against Apple for the specific issue of slowing phones, though. As of March of this year, Apple was facing 59 separate lawsuits on this topic alone.

In addition to slowing older phones, Apple is also reportedly considering switching to inferior suppliers for their phones’ modem chips, which would in effect slow Apple’s products even more by intentionally using slower chips.

So perhaps Apple intentionally creating a “shitty experience” for its users isn’t that far-fetched an idea after all?

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