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Have you owned an older iPhone? If this £768m lawsuit is successful, you could get damages

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Posted: 16/06/22 - 12:37
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A consumer champion is suing Apple for £768m over a software update in 2017 that effectively slowed down older iPhones.

Justin Gutmann is seeking damages on behalf of up to 25 million iPhone owners in the UK who were affected by Apple's practices.

Apple has admitted that a software update released in 2017 hampered the performance of devices, although it claims the software was meant to protect the phone's battery life.

Critics have accused the company of purposefully reducing the effectiveness of older models to push customers towards buying newer ones.

It is an opt-out claim - meaning people who owned an iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X model do not need to actively join the case to seek damages.

I Call Bull: I really don't see this going anywhere 5 years after the case so am calling BULL on this paying out anything to the consumer

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12 days
2 upvotes
Fingers crossed that this comes to something but I get the feeling I won't be seeing a penny from it
15 days
3 upvotes
TBH this seems like a non-sensical claim to me and would have been far better just to mandate that companies cannot do anything in the future to deliberately obsolete a device.
15 days
4 upvotes
Seems highly unlikely tbh but i guess time will tell, but i'm calling bull for sure.
16 days
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This claim has not even been acknowledged by Apple yet so 'Jam Tomorrow' for me