Apple has been charged again for deliberately slowing down older iPhone models. The lawsuit in question was filed in Italy by a consumer rights group. In the group case, a total of 60 million euros is requested from Apple. Plaintiffs are demanding to pay $ 60 per device to owners of iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus sold in Italy between 2014 and 2020.
Behind the case are Euroconsumers struggling to protect consumer rights across the European Union and their footing in Italy, Altroconsumo. Euroconsumers’ statement recalled that the average amount that users pay for battery replacement is 60 euros.
In the statement by Els Bruggeman of Euroconsumers, the following statements are made: “When people buy an iPhone, they expect quality products that they can use for a long time. Unfortunately, this was not the case for the iPhone 6 series. Customers not only felt cheated, but also suffered financial loss. In addition, there is an irresponsibility for the environment. “
Euroconsumers previously pioneered similar cases in Belgium and Spain. The institution is preparing to open its fourth case on this issue in Portugal.
Apple has sent a statement to The Verge’s site about the latest lawsuit filed over the iPhone slowdown application. The statement said, “We have never, and will never take any action that would shorten the life of an Apple product or harm the user experience. Our goal is to create products that our customers love. Being able to use iPhones for as long as possible is also part of this. “