New Lawsuit Alleges iPhone Battery Issues and Secretive Throttling

Apple has been hit with a class action lawsuit alleging a defect in the batteries. They also tried to sweep the issue under the rug with an update that throttled the device’s performance.

iphone battery lawsuit

Consumers began complaining about the poor performance of their devices’ batteries in 2016. Instead of fixing the battery defect, Apple produced a software update that slowed the performance of the mobile phones once installed. The plaintiffs say that Apple hid the true purpose of the update because they wanted to increase sales. According to the Apple iPhone defect class action lawsuit, the company was attempting to avoid bad press after experiencing a slump in sales.

The Apple iPhone defect class action lawsuit is seeking actual, statutory, and punitive damages. You can read more details here.

Apple Devices Included in Lawsuit

This affect most of Apple’s hand held devices. Here’s the list:

  • iPhone 5;
  • iPhone 5s;
  • iPhone 5c;
  • iPhone SE;
  • iPhone 6;
  • iPhone 6s;
  • iPhone 6 Plus;
  • iPhone 6s Plus;
  • iPhone 7;
  • iPhone 7 Plus;
  • Fourth Generation iPad;
  • iPad Mini;
  • iPad Air;
  • iPad Mini 2;
  • iPad Air 2;
  • iPad Mini 3;
  • iPad Mini 4;
  • iPad Pro;
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro;
  • Fifth Generation iPad;
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro;
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro; and
  • Sixth Generation iPad.

Guru’s Wrap-Up

This looks like it will end up with a settlement and lots of people should see some kind of compensation. However it might take a while for everything to get sorted out.

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