Class action lawsuit against Apple? Planned obsolescence, or intentional sabotage to entice upgrades?
Apple has always been a money grubbing company. They like to make everything proprietary so they can make more money. Now, they admit to slowing older phones and, we all know the reason is to get consumers to buy newer phones. Don’t care what they say; money is the reason.
I knew this was going to happen but not this fast! Wow, people! Waste no time to contact an attorney! It’s not fair that you spend hundreds of dollars on the higher end near of a thousand then they purposely slow down your phone without giving us the option as the consumer to choose rather or not we want to save our “battery“ or keep our phone from “getting too hot.“
It doesn’t take a scientist to see that Apple purposely slows down their older products to force consumers into buying their new products which in perspective means every year. If you’re a family of five, you’ll need to have four thousand plus dollars to buy their newest phone if not your subject to be tricked into downloading a virus software designed by Apple themselves that slows your phone down dramatically. We as the consumer should have that right to chose not them as the corrupt monster decides for us instead or not we get that bait software.
On Wednesday, the U.S. technology giant said that it has algorithms in place to help keep an iPhone running at optimal performance if there is an older battery inside that can’t keep up with the required power. The aim is to stop unexpected shutdowns of older iPhones and keep them running to the best possible standard.
However, Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas brought a class action lawsuit in California — where they are residents — against Apple, an official filing revealed Thursday.
They claim that Apple never requested consent from them to “slow down their iPhones.” Both plaintiffs are owners of an iPhone 7. Bogdanovich and Speas claim they “suffered interferences to their iPhone usage due to the intentional slowdowns.”
Both people 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.”
Apple was not immediately available for comment when contacted by CNBC.
It's too bad that Apple had no other option but to throttle CPUs or have iPhones shut off at 40%. Really disappointing that there was really no other solution to the problem available to them. They were in a tough spot because there was nothing else they could do. Unfortunate tha
— Julian Lepinski (@JulianLepinski) December 21, 2017
If Apple’s agenda was to provide customers with a benefit, which required diminished performance, then Apple should have offered the owners of the iPhones the choice; the fact it was done covertly, must cast significant doubt as to honest motive. Apple should be compelled to provide a software update, which immediately restores the full performance potential of those devices for which customers collectively paid many millions of dollars.
If the court finds evidence there was a financial motive behind the deliberately diminishing performance, then let Apple be fined punitively and a distribution made to the affected customers. Financial penalties notwithstanding, Apple has been badly tarnished by this episode in their already imperfect corporate history.
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