Apple is being sued for slowing down old iPhones

iPhone users have wasted no time in filing lawsuits against Apple. The smartphone maker is already facing two lawsuits after it admitted that it slowed down older versions of the flagship phone.

Earlier this week, Apple admitted that it has algorithms in place to help keep an iPhone running ‘at optimal performance’. This included slowing down older devices to allow the older batteries to work for longer. (Or so they claim.)

However, that reasoning has been rubbished by many iPhone users and two have now filed a lawsuit. Stefan Bogdanovich and Dakota Speas brought a class action lawsuit in California — where they are residents — against Apple. The pair are attempting to widen the lawsuit to cover all people in the States who own models earlier than the iPhone 8.

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’.

"Our goal is to deliver the best experience for customers, which includes overall performance and prolonging the life of their devices," Apple said. "Lithium-ion batteries become less capable of supplying peak current demands when in cold conditions, have a low battery charge or as they age over time, which can result in the device unexpectedly shutting down to protect its electronic components."

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