European consumer protection organization Euroconsumers is preparing to file new claims against Apple, according to online sources. As part of these proceedings, human rights defenders intend to collect € 180 million from the American company for deliberately slowing down old iPhones.
According to the available data, the statement of claim covers about 2 million iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, whose owners reside in Belgium, Spain, Italy and Portugal. The human rights organization noted that attempts to resolve this issue with Apple out of court were unsuccessful.
If the court takes the side of Euroconsumers, then each user of the devices that are covered by the claims will receive compensation of about € 60. “Consumers are increasingly dissatisfied with the fact that products wear out too quickly. IPhone 6 series models are a very good example of this.“, – said the representative of the human rights organization.
Recall that in 2017, Apple admitted that a software update designed to extend the life of iPhone batteries also slowed down smartphones. After that, Apple faced lawsuits in different regions of the world and paid multimillion-dollar compensation. The company also apologized and made it cheaper to replace batteries in older iPhones.
According to the source, claims in Belgium and Spain will be filed by associated organizations Euroconsumers this week, while in Italy and Portugal it will happen a little later.
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