By reports network sources, European consumer protection organization Euro consumers is preparing to bring new claims against Apple. 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 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 Euro consumers, 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 perfect example of this.“, – said the representative of the human rights organization.
Recall that in 2017, Apple admitted that a software update designed to extend iPhone batteries’ life 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, Belgium and Spain’s claims will be filed by associated organizations Euro consumers this week, while in Italy and Portugal, it will happen a little later.