Apple sued for deliberately slowing down iPhones

Now if the verdict goes in the favor of the plaintiffs, then every individual who has owned an iPhone before the iPhone 8 is expected to be compensated.

After checking the device's performance with the processor benchmarking service Geekbench, TeckFire replaced the battery of his iPhone 6s and checked again to discover the performance of the processor had improved markedly. The same phone when outfitted with a brand new battery had its processor performing at peak capacity. That being said, naturally users weren't too thrilled by this admission and a class-action lawsuit has since been filed against the company.

The complainants allege that Apple was "deceptive, immoral, and unethical" because the technology was created to "purposefully slow down or "throttle down" the performance speeds" of the iPhones. This year's iOS 11.2 extended the feature to the iPhone7 and 7 Plus and it will be also be applied to other Apple devices in the future.

There's conspiracy theorists jumping with joy today as Apple confirms they have software to throttle the performance of older iPhones which is being seen as the end of the world, but lets take a closer look at this.

When the battery starts degrading, which happens over the course of a product's life, its ability to transfer and retain current diminishes.

The tech giant issued a rare statement this week, saying that it has used software updates to limit the performance of older models that may have battery issues, which the company says could cause the phones to turn off suddenly, according to CNN Money.

As the battery of the iPhone ages, it is unable to hold the same charge as it did once before. The actual goal of the slowdown was to fraudulently induce consumers to buy later iPhone models, the suit alleges. Bogdanovich asserts that the slowdowns are generally just a ploy to get smartphone users to upgrade their devices, therefore allowing Apple to rake in that much more cash as a result.

Make no mistake, Apple call this a FEATURE - because it is, it's protecting the phone and actually prolonging it's life.

When Apple released iOS 10.2.1 in January 2017 code was included that addressed unexpected reboots on iPhone SE, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6s phones. The developer, Primate Labs, found that Apple Inc. actively slows down older iPhones to reduce battery demands.

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