60 euros for each affected iPhone owner
According to the Financial Times, the European Consumer Protection Association, Euro consumers have accused Apple of deliberately slowing down old iPhones and is demanding a payment of 180 million euros.
Earlier this year, Apple entered into an amicable settlement over a similar lawsuit in the United States. The company pleaded not guilty but agreed to pay up to $ 500 million, $ 25 for each iPhone owner affected by the situation. On the other hand, Euro consumers demand to pay 60 euros to each slowed-down iPhone owner. We are talking about smartphones iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6s Plus.
Apple has released updates to mask battery issues in the knowledge that it will slow down phones. iPhone owners want to be treated with the same respect as users in the United States.
Els Bruggeman, Head of Policy and Enforcement, Euro consumers.
Apple said that the company has always wanted to create products that will appeal to users, and ensuring that the iPhone runs as long as possible is an important part of this task.
The Italian antitrust authority recently imposed a € 10 million fine on Apple for an unscrupulous iPhone advertising campaign, claiming that Apple misleads users in its advertising about how deep and how long an iPhone can be submerged without damage.
Source: Financial Times