Apple facing another lawsuit for limiting iPhones

Apple is facing yet another lawsuit for intentionally limiting the functionality of older Apple iPhones, the suit seeks €60 million in compensation.

The suit relates specifically to devices sold between 2014 and 2020 in Italy, affecting the iPhone 6, 6S, 6 Plus and 6S Plus.

The company bringing the lawsuit to the table is Euroconsumers, aiming to bring each of the customers a €60 compensation payment.

This would cover the cost of the replacement batteries for the buyers of the aforementioned handset batteries.

“When consumers buy Apple iPhones, they expect sustainable quality products. Unfortunately, that is not what happened with the iPhone 6 series” said Els Bruggeman, head of policy and enforcement at Euroconsumers.

“Not only were consumers defrauded, and did they have to face frustration and financial harm, from an environmental point of view it is also utterly irresponsible.”

Two similar lasuits were launched last year in Spain and Belgium, and a further suit is on the horizon in Portugal.

Apple has previously agreed compensation settlements for similar claims, admitting that they have slowed older models to allow them to manage the battery life.

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